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ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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PROBATE RECORDS 



OF THE 



Province of New Hampshire 



VOL 3 
1741-1749 

State Papers Series 
Vol. 33 

WW TK/O 

HENRY HARRISON METCALF 
Editor of State Papers 

OTIS GRANT HAMMOND 
Assistant 



CONCORD, N. H. 

THE RUA\FORD PRESS 

1915 



ALLEN COUNTY HBUC LiBRAR 

FORT WAYNE, INDIANA 



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39^ 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 



OBADIAH MARSHALL 



•46 



PORTSMOUTH 



In the name of God Amen The Sixth Day of September Anno 
Domini one Thousand Seven hundred and forty six. I Obadiah 
Marshall of Portsmouth in the Province of New Hampshire 
Blockmaker being Sick in body * * * 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto Each of my Children Namely 
Elizabeth Obadiah and Martha Ten Pounds Meaning old Tenor, 
And as to the Rest and Residue of my Estate whether Real or 
Personal wheresoever and whatsoever I Give Bequeath & Devise 
the Same unto my Dear & Well beloved wife Martha and unto 
her Heirs and assigns for ever. And I do hereby Constitute 
ordain make & appoint my dearly beloved Wife Martha to be 
Sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament, Hereby re- 
voking & making null and void all other & former wills and 
Testaments by me heretofore in any manner made. In Testi- 
mony where of I the s d Obadiah Marshall the Testator have 
here unto Set my hand and Seal the day and year above written — 



Sign'd Sea I'd publish (1 and 
Declared by the s d Obadiah 
Marshall the Testator to be 
his last Will and Testament in 
the presence of us witnesses 
hereto Subscribing in the Tes- 
tators Presence 

Thomas: Wright 

Tobias Langdon 

Mark Langdon 

[Proved Oct. 29, 1746.] 



obadiah marshal 1 



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JOSHUA GEE 



1746 



BOSTON, MASS- 



[Sarah Gee, minor, aged more than fourteen years, daughter 
of Joshua Gee and his wife, Sarah Gee, deceased, whose maiden 
name was Sarah Rogers, makes choice of George Rogers of 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 397 

Boston, Mass., as her guardian Sept. 16, 1746: witnesses, Joshua 
Gee and Joshua Gee, Jr.] 

[Elizabeth Gee, minor, aged more than fourteen years, daugh- 
ter of Joshua Gee and his wife, Sarah Gee, deeeased, makes 
choiee of George Rogers of Boston, Mass., as her guardian 
Sept. 16, 1746; witnesses, Joshua Gee and Joshua Gee, Jr.] 

[Guardianship of Sarah Gee, Margaret Gee, and Elizabeth 
Gee, minors, aged more than fourteen years, children of Joshua 
Gee of Boston, Mass., clerk, deceased, granted to George Rogers 
of Boston, Mass., Oct. 23, 1746.] 

[Bond of George Rogers of Boston, Mass., with Samuel Hart 
and John Cutt, both of Portsmouth, as sureties, in the sum of 
£500, Oct, 23, 1746; witnesses, William Parker and John Ayer.] 



BENJAMIN FOLLETT 1746 STRATHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Benjamin Follett of Stratham, 
cordwainer, granted to his widow, Deborah Follett, Sept. 24, 

1746.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 69.] 

[Bond of Deborah Follett of Newmarket, widow, with William 
Pottle of Stratham, blacksmith, and John Dudley of Exeter, 
yeoman, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Sept. 24, 1746, for the 
administration of the estate of Benjamin Follett of Newmarket, 
cordwainer; witnesses, \\ illiam Parker and John Newmarch.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 19, 1746; amount, £120.12.0; signed by 
Edward Hall and Richard Clark.] 

[Administratrix's account of the settlement of the estate; 
receipts. £33.0.0; expenditures, £83.18.10; allowed Sept. 23, 

1747-1 



39« NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

PIERSE LONG [746 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Pierse Long of Portsmouth 
granted to his widow, Abigail Long, Sept. 24, 1746.] 

[Bond of Abigail Long, widow, with John Cutt, gentleman, 
and Daniel Jackson, shopkeeper, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, 
in the sum of Ciooo, Sept. 24, 1746, for the administration of 
the estate; witnesses, William Parker and Mark Hunking, Jr.] 

[Inventory, signed by William King and Henry Sherburne, 
Jr.; amount, £4666.18.1; attested Aug. 26, 1747.] 



HUGH McCLELLAN 1746 CHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of Hugh McClellan of Chester, 
yeoman, granted to John McClellan of Chester, yeoman. Sept. 
24, 1746.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 68.] 

[Bond of John McClellan, yeoman, with Samuel Emerson and 
William Gilchrist, husbandman, as sureties, all of Chester, in 
the sum of £500, Sept. 24, 1746, for the administration of the 
estate: witnesses, William Parker and Mark Hunking, Jr.] 



ADAM DICKEY 1746 LONDONDERRY 

[Guardianship of Martha Dickey of Londonderry, aged less 
than fourteen years, daughter of Adam Dickey of Londonderry, 
blacksmith, deceased, granted to Elias Dickey of Londonderry, 
yeoman, Sept. 25, 1746.] 

[Bond of Elias Dickey yeoman, with John McMurphy as 
surety, both of Londonderry, in the sum of £500, Sept. 25, 1746; 
witnesses. William Parker and Daniel Rindge.l 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 399 

SHADRACH WARD 1746 KENSINGTON 

In The Name of God Amen y c Twenty seventh I )ay of Septem- 
ber seventeen hundred & forty six — I shadrach Ward of y c 
parrish of Kensington In Hampton In y provience of new 
Hampshire In new England yeoman being In Good helth 

:H $ $ 

Imp. I Give and Bequeath Unto my Well Belovid Wife 
Margret Ward all my stock of Chattel and swine With my Rid- 
ing Horse <S: sheep with all my moveable efeets or Utensels Both 
within Doors & without to be at hur Disposing as she shall think 
fit with the Use ec Improvement of my Lands and marsh the 
whole of It with all my buildings on my s d Land with all prive- 
ledges and appurtenances unto y c same Belonging During Hur 
Widowhood * * ■ * 

Item I Give & Bequeath Into my son Andrew Ward all my 
Upland and marsh that I am posessed of provided he shall well 
& trewly pay out those Legassies Which I shall here alter speci- 
fye my s d son Andrew Ward to have and to hold s d Land and 

marsh To him and to his heirs for eveir But If In Case my 

s d son Andrew should Die Before he shall arive to y e age of 
twenty one years — Then my will Is that my son Theophilus 
ward shall Have my s d Land and marsh he paying y e s' 1 Legassies 
which I shall here after specihe — 

And so my will is That If In Case my two oldest sons shold 
not arive to y c age of twenty one that It fall to my Third son 
and not Goe out of the hands of my male heirs If In Case 
any arive to y c age of Twenty one years — 

Item I Give & Bequeath unto my son Theophilus Ward Twelve 
pounds & tenn shillings Lawfull money of new r England to be 
paid to him by my son Andrew Ward at The age of twenty one 
years — 

Item I Give & bequeath Unto my son Noah ward Twelve 
pounds ec Tenn shillings Lawfull money of new England To be 
paid to him by my son andrew ward at y c age of twenty one 
years— 



400 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item I Give & Bequeath Unto my son Thomas Ward Twelve 
Pounds & Tenn shillings Lawfull money of new England To be 
paid to him by my son Andrew Ward at y e age of Twenty one 
years — 

Item I Give and Bequeath Unto my Daughter Elizabeth 
Ward Five pounds Lawfull money of new England To be paid 
By my Executorix at y° age of Twenty one years — 

Item I Give & Bequeath Unto my Daughter mary Ward 
Five pounds Lawfull money of new England to Be paid By my 
Executrix at y c age of Twenty one years 

Lastly I Do Constitute ec appoint my Well Belovid Wife To 
be sole Executerix to This my last will & testiment and I Doe 
here By Uterly Dissalow Revoake & Dissanull all & every other 
former Testement wills & Lcgasies ei: Bequests & executors By 
me In any ways before named Willed & Bequeathed Ratifiing 
& Confirming this & no other To be my last will ei: Testiment 
In Witnis here of I have here unto set my hand & seal This 
twenty seventh Day of September seventeen hundred & forty six 

signed sealed published pro- his 

nounced & Declared By y e s J shadrach X Ward 

shadrach Ward as his last Will mark 

& Testiment In preasents of 
Us y c subscribers 

Samuel Fell owes 

John fellowes 

Joseph Draper 

[Proved May 25, 1748.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 27, 1748; amount, £1972.0.0; taken by 
James Perkins and Joseph Draper.] 



JONATHAN WEEKS 1746 GREENLAND 

In the Name of God Amen I Jonathan Weeks of Greenland 
in the Province of New Hampshir in New England yeoman, 
being sick & weak in body * * * 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 401 

Imprimis I Give unto Ehzebeth Weeks my well beloved 
Wife the whole of my Esteat both Real and Personal in s d 
Greenland and elsewhere, whether it be 4 in houses or lands goods 
clothing Money bills or bonds &c to be for her own Use benefit 
and behoof & at her own despose forever, Except So Much of 
my said Esteat of both Real & Personal, as I Shall in this my s d 
last will give and dispose of to others as followeth viz 1 ' 

Item I Give unto Jonathan Allin the son of John Allin Jim 1 of 
s l1 Greenland all My homestead where I Now live viz" about an 
hundred cY. thirty acres of land with all the building upon s* 1 land, 
Excepting six acres of s d land which is bounded as followeth 
\iz lt lying upon the countrcy Road that leads to Portsmouth 
Next the land of Cap 1 Brackets he bo* of Nath" Right White 
begining at the s a Road at s (i Brackets land & to Run by s' 1 
Road on a strait line Nine Rods and from s (1 Road to Run back 
into my land Northeasterly that weadth of Nine Rods binding 
upon s' 1 Brackets and Benjamin Maceres land mi till s ,! six acres 
be compleated oc Made up: he the s d Jonathan Allin to come 
into the full possession of s d homstead viz" s d lands <S: buildings 
upon it Except s d six acres Immediatly after my s a Wive's 
deceas if he the s d Jonathan be of the age of twenty one years, 
but in case my said wife should die before the s' 1 Jonathan Allin 
should come to the age of twenty one years My will is that the 
s <l John Allin the father of the s' 1 Jonathan Allin Shall have the 
income & Emprovemeiit of it while s l! Jonathan comes of age as 
above s d : my s i1 wife having the Income <S: Emprovemeiit of s ,! 
homestead dureing her Natural 1 life 

Item I Give unto John Allin son of the afores d John Allin 
Jun r forty five acres of land Marsh cc flats, be it More or less 
lying in s d Greenland & bounded as followeth viz" on the great 
Bay so called Joseph Malloons land Matthias Weeks land & 
the high way that leads along by s' 1 Malloons house, all s (i forty 
five acres of land Marsh & flats I give untc s a John Allin son to 
s d John Allin Jun r : Excepting three acres of s <l land & three acres 
of >*• flats adjovning to s (1 Great Bav he the s' 1 John Allin Son of 



4-02 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

the s' 1 John Aliin Jun r to conic into full Possession of s' 1 forty five 
acres of land Marsh Ov tlatts Excepting the three acres of land 
cS: the three acres ot flats: before Mentioned — Immeadeatly after 
My s (l Wives deceas, if he the s <! John Aliin son of s il John Allen 
Jun r be o< the age ot twenty one years, And in case My s d wife 
Should I )ie before the s (l John Should come to the age of twenty 
one years My Will is that John Aliin the father of the s d John 
the son Should have the whole income <S: Emprovement of sd 
Premises till he the s' 1 John the' son comes of age as above s d 
My s' 1 Wile haveing the whole Income & Improvement of s' 1 
Premises dufeing her Natnrall life, 

Item I give unto Lidia Uains Wife of David Hains of s d Green- 
land three acres oi land, Next adjoining to s d Brackits land & 
Maccreses land before mentioned to be three Rods wide at s J 
Road that leads to Portsmouth c\: to Run back till s' 1 three acres 
be com pleated & made up & also one acre of land & one acre of 
flats by the great Bay before Mentioned it being a third part of 
the three acres of land e\- one third of the three acres of flats 
above Excepted, my s (l wife having the whole income 6c Em- 
provement of s' 1 Premises during her Natnrall life, — 

Item I Give unto Martha Gate Daughter of Tucker Gate of 
Greenland three acres of land it being a part of the six acres 
above Excepted & Joyning to Gap 1 Brackits land s d three acres 
of land to be bounded as followed) viz" to lay three Rods wide 
on s ,! Road that leads to Portsmouth as aboves d , cv to Run back 
into my land that weadth of three Rods ad joy rung to the land I 
Give to s d Lidia Mains till s' 1 three acres be made up, my s' 1 Wife 
having the income & Improvment of it dureing her Natural! 
life, and also one acre of land e\: one acre of flats by the side of the 
Great Bay above Mentioned it being a third Part of the three 
acres of land & one third part of the three acres of flats above 
Excepted my s' 1 wife to have the income of it During her Natn- 
rall life. 

Item I Give unto Margret Gate Daughter of s (1 Tucker Gate 
of said Greenland three acres of land It being a part of the six 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 403 

acres of land above Excepted and adjoyning to s d Capt Brackits 

land, s l1 three acres of land to be hounded as followeth viz tl to 
ly three Rods wide on s a Road that leads to Portsmouth as 
aboves d & to Run hack into my land that vveadth of three 
Rods adjoyning to the land I Give unto Martha Gate till s d 
three acres he made up, & also (me acre of land & one acre of 
flatts by the side of the Great Bay above Mentioned it being 
one third part of the three acres ol land cc one third part of the 
three acres of flatts above Excepted, my said Wife to have the 
whole in come & improvment thereof during her Naturall life — 

Finally My Will is and I do hereby ordain & appoint the 
above said John Allin Jun r & Elizebeth Weeks my s d Wife Sole 
Executors to this my last Will and Testament hereby Revokeing 
disannulling & making void all former Wills & Testaments by 
me heretofore Made, In Witness whereof I the s (l Jonathan 
Weeks have to this my last Will & Testament- Set my hand & 
Seal this twenty Ninth day of September Anno Domini one 
thousand Seven hundred and forty six — 

Signed Sealed & owned In Jonathan Weeks 

Presents of us 

Willam Simson 

Joshua Gate 

Moses Leavit 

[Proved July 31, 1748.] 

[Caveat, July 19, 1748. by John Brackett, gentleman, and 
Samuel Weeks, tanner, both of Greenland, against the probating 
of the will.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 22, 1748; amount, £9239.18.0; signed by 
Thomas Wiggin and Enoch Clark.] ' 



MARY EMERSON 1745 PORTSMOUTH 

In the name of God amen 

I Mary Emerson of Portsmouth in the Province of Xew 
Hampshire in New England Widow being aged * * * 



404 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item. I Give unto my beloved Grand Children Mary and 
Elizabeth Winkley the Children of Francis Winkley of Kittry in 
the County of York boat builder each of them five pounds (old 
Tenor) to be paid them by my Executors at my Decease to buy 
them Mourning Cloaths at my funeral if there is money Enough 
Left in M r Henry Sherburne Jun r his hands or in any Other 
persons hands Due Owing or payable unto Me, and it is also My 
Will that Each of my Daughter Winkely Deceas'd her Children 
shall have five pounds old Tenor paid them by my Executors as 
they Come to Lawful age il there is as much Left in any Persons 
hands Due to me as aforesaid 

Item All the Rest of my Estate I Give unto My beloved 
Children (born of My body) and their Own Disposal that Shall 
Servive or out Live Me to be Equally Divided Among them my 
Said Children as Soon as may Conveniently be done after my 
Decease 

And 1 Do Constitute and appoint my very good friends Wil- 
liam Parker Esq r and M r Thomas Wibird Merchant both of 
Portsmouth in New Hampshire aforesaid to be the Executors 
of this My Last Will and Testament hereby Ratifying and hold- 
ing firm and Vallid this and no Other to be my Last Will and 
Testament In Witness whereof I the Said Mary Emerson have 

hereunto Set my hand and Seal this Day of October in the 

Year of our Lord Christ 1745 — 

Signed Sealed pronounced and Mary Emers< >n 

Declared by the above Named 
Mary Emerson as her Last Will 
and Testament 

Wm Lewis 

Will" 1 Lewis Jun r 

Thomas Hick ford 

[Proved Oct. 25, 1749, and administration with will annexed 
granted to her daughter. Elizabeth Emerson, the executors 
declining to act.) 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 405 

[Bond of Elizabeth Emerson, spinster, with Thomas Wibird 
and Edward Cate as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum of 
£500, Oct. 25, 1749, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, William Parker and William Rindge.] 

[Inventory, April 2, [751; amount, £112.10.0; signed by 
Mark Langdon and Jacob Sheafe.] 



EBEXEZER STEVENS 1746 KINGSTON 

In the Name of God Amen I Ebenezer Stevens of Kingstown 
in the Province of New Hampshire Esq 1 Being in health of 
Body * * * 

Item I give to Elisabeth my beloved wife my Negro Servant 
named Cato & all the Remainder of my Personal Estate after 
my Debts Sc Funeral Charges are paid out of the Same as afore- 
said I also give her a Comfortable Support & Maintenance to 
be Provided for her by my four Sons in Equal proportion during 
her Life in Consideration of what I have herein given to them — 

Item I give <S: Devise unto my son Benjamin all my Lands 
where he now Lives that is to Say the Land I purchased of M r 
Gyles & of Israel Smith & all my Land in the Small Division 
next to Exeter Line so called & all my Land in the North Grant 
& half my East Division Land & ten Acres in the Division of 
Land next to Chester that I bought of Francis Bacheldor & one 
Quarter part of my Salt Marsh at Salisbury & half my Right of 
Land in Canterbury & one Quarter part of my two hundred 
Acre Grant & half my Right in Chichester & half my forty Acre 
Lot in that Division of Land next to Chester aforesaid and on 
Shar and half in y e comon — Ordering ec hereby directing him 
to pay to his Sister Mary Sixty pounds Bills of Credit of the old 
Tenor or in other Good passable Bills of Credit Equal thereto 
within two Years after my Decease — all the aforesaid Lands 
I give to my said son his Heirs ec Assigns 



40f) NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

. Item I give & Devise to my Son Ebenezer all my Land where 
he now Lives that 1 purchas'd of Jacob Flanders & of Andrew 
Webster And of Ezra (dough & hall" My Second Division of 
Land on the South side of the Road to Salisbury near Ebenezer 
Websters & half my Land at the Mill Pond both the upland \- 
flovved Land <S: half my forty acre Lot in the Forty Acre Division 
of Land next to Chester aforesaid above the two hundred Acre- 
Grant so Called & One Quarter part of my Salt Marsh at Salis- 
bury & half my Right of Land in Canterbury & a Quarter part of 
my two hundred Acre Grant & four Acres of Land at the North 
End of the Land Laid out to John Sanborn for his first Division 
in said Kingstown & half my Right of Land in Chichester ^S: one 
share & an half in Common Lands in said Kingstown And I 
hereby order him my said son Ebenezer to pay to his Sister 
Hannah Sixty pounds in bills of Credit of the Old Tenor or in 
other bills Equal thereto within two Years after my Decease 

Item I give unto my son Samuel all my Land in the East 
Division So Called which I bought of the Commoners lying 
between James Toppan's ec Ebenezer Bacheldor's Land & the 
other half of my Second Division aforesaid & half my East 
Division aforesaid c\: one half of my Land in the Twenty Acre 
Division below the two Hundred Acre Grant & a Quarter of my 
Salt Marsh at Salisbury & half my Right of Land in Gil man 
Town & half my Right of Land in the Township of Bow & one 
Quarter part of my two hundred Acre Grant so Called & one 
Share & an half in the Common Lands aforesaid and I order my 
Son Samuel to pay in Consideration hereof the Sum of Fifty 
pounds in Bills of Credit of the old Tenor or Equal thereto in 
other passable Bills of Public Credit unto his said Sister Hannah 
within Three Years after my Decease 

Item I give & Devise to my son John all my Lands where I 
now Live on both Sides of the Way being in four pieces with all 
the Buildings thereon & half my Land at the Mill pond both 
upland & flowed Land aforesaid & one half of my Land in the 
Twenty Acre Division aforesaid cc twenty two Acres of Land 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 407 

which I bought of Elisha Swett & Nathan Swctt which is one 
half of the I Ionic Lot laid out to the Right of John Sanborn on 
the West Side of the Said Lot & half my Right in the said Town- 
ship of Bow & one Quarter part of my Salt Marsh in Salisbury 
afores' 1 & half my Right in Oilman Town afores d And one 
Quarter part of my two Hundred Acre Grant al ores' 1 & I order 
& Direct my said son John in Consideration hereof to pay to his 
Sister .Alary the Sum of Fifty pounds old Tenor or other Bills 
aforesaid Equal thereto within three Years after my Decease if 
he shall then be of full Age if not then to pay the Same within 
thre years after his attaining to full age And it is my Intent & 
meaning herein that each of my aforesaid Sons shall have & hold 
the Lands here in given to them Respectively & their Respective 
Heirs & Assigns forever & I order them to Support their Mother 
in Manner as is before Mentioned 

Item I give & bequeath to my Daughters Hannah & Mary to 
each of them the aforesaid Sums orderd to be paid to them 
Respectively as aforesaid 

Lastly I Constitute & Appoint my two Sons Benjamin & 
Ebenezer to be Executors of this my Last Will & Testament 
hereby Revoking all other wills & Testaments by me in any 
Manner heretofore made 

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto Set my hand eS: Seal 
the fifteenth Day of October Anno Domini 1746 And in the 
Twentieth Year of His Majesty's Reign 

Signed Sealed & Declared Eben r Stevens 

by the said Ebenezer Stevens 
to be his Last Will & Testa- 
ment in presence of us— 

Jed. Philbrick 

Jeremy Webster 

Elisha Swett 

[Proved Nov. 29, 1749.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 27, 1749; amount, £22,250.0.0; signed by 
Jedediah Philbrick and Elisha Swett.] 



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JONATHAN BRADLEY 1746 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of Jonathan Bradley of Exeter, 
yeoman, granted to his widow, Susanna Bradley, Oct. 29, 1746.] 

[Bond o! Susanna Bradley, widow, with Samuel Magoon of 
Exeter, yeoman, and Samuel Rankin of Londonderry, innholder, 
as sureties, in the sum of £500, Oct. 29, 1746, for the adminis- 
tration of the estate; witnesses, James Clarkson and William 
Parker.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 29, 1746, authorizing Daniel Oilman and 
Cartee Oilman, both ot Exeter, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 13, 1746; amount, £824.0.4; signed by 
Daniel Oilman and Cartee Oilman.] 

[Account of John Bradley and his wife, Susanna Bradley, of 
her administration of the estate of Jonathan Bradley of Pena- 
cook; receipts, £77.10.0; expenditures, £279.18.5; allowed 
March 26, 1760; mentions children under seven years of age.] 

Province of | Pursuant to a Warrant from the Hon b,e 

Xew Hamps r J Richard Wibird Esq r Judge of the Pro- 
bate of wills &c a for said Province to us Directed appointing 
us a ( om'ittee to Divide the Real Estate of Jonathan Bradly 
Late of Exeter in said Province Yeoman Deceas'd, Intestate 
Among the Wife of John Bradly (Late Widow of the said Jona- 
than Bradly) ^v the children of the said Jonathan Bradly In- 
testate, Viz 1 to Susannah Bradly Late Widow of Jonathan 
Bradly, one third Part, & the Eldest son a Double Share and to 
Each of the other children a Single share, haveing Propper 
Regard to the Quality as well as Quantity, of Each share so set 
off by us. to be by them held Respectively in Severalty; Which 
Warrant bears 1 )ate, at Portsmouth the 10 th Day of Xov r 1762. — 
We Have accordingly Divided & allotted the said Real Estate 
among the widow *x children of the said Deceas'd in manner & 
form following Yiz T — 



NEW HAM PS) I IRK WILLS 409 

We Have allotted & set of to the said Susannah Bradly as her 
Right of Dower to be by her held During Life, nine acres & 
three Fourth Tarts of an acre of Land, in Exeter town com'ons 
so call'd, & is Part of the Right that was Laid out to the heirs of 
John Folsom, Deeeas'd, which nine acres & three Quarters of 
of an acre is Bounded as Follows Viz* Begining Eleven Rods & 
three Quarters, from the tree Numbered ninty four in the third 
Range of Lotts in the Com'ons aforesaid & from thence to Run 
West & by north as the Lotts Run one Hundred & Sixty Rods, 
to the high way Between the second & third Ranges, & from 
thence to Run North twenty Nine Degrees East as the Range 
Runs nine Rods & three Quarters, & from thence to Run East & 
by south one hundred ec sixty Rods to the Rang Line Between 
the third & fourth Ranges, & from thence to Run South twenty 
Nine Degrees West as the Range Runs to the Bounds first men- 
tioned. — Also three Acres & one fourth Part of an Acre of Land 
in Exeter aforesaid iS: is Part of the said John Folsom's home 
Place, & is Bounded as Eollowes Viz 1 Begining on the southerly 
side of the said Susannah's four acres & from thence to Run 
southerly Bounding on Land of John Loverins on one side, & on 
Land of the widow abagail magoon on the other side, till the 
said three Acres tX one Quarter Part of an Acre is compleated — 
ei said three acres Cx a Quarter to be of an Equal Width at Each 
End.— 

and to Josiah Bradly Eldest son of the said Jonathan Bradly 
we have allotted N set off, for his Double share in his said 
lathers Estate Eleven Acres & one half Acre of Land in Exeter 
town Com'ons aforesaid <x: is Part of the aforesaid John Fol- 
soms Com'on Right, <S: Bounded as Follows Viz* Begining at the 
tree Numbered Ninty four in the third Range of Lotts, & from 
thence to Run South twenty Nine Degrees West as the Range 
Runs, Eleven Rods c\: an half, and from thence to Run South & 
by west one hundred & sixty Rods to the high way Between the 
Second <S: third Ranges. & from thence to Run North twenty 
nine Degrees West a- the Range Runs, Eleven Rods & one half 



4 U) NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

and from thence to Run East & by south as the Letts Run, our 
hundred & Sixty Rods to the Rounds first mentioned. — 

And to Mary Taylor wite of William Taylor & Daughter of 
the said Jonathan Bradly, we have allotted & set off, as her share 
in her said lathers Estate, Five acres & three Quarter Parts of 
an Acre in the said John Polsoms home Place in Exeter aforesaid, 
ec is Bounded as Followes Viz* Begining at the southerly side of 
that three acres & one Quarter of an acre set off, to the said 
Susannah Bradly as Part of her thirds in the said John Folsoms 
home Plaee, & from thence Bounding of John Loverins Land, <K: 
Land of the Widow abagail magoon Extending Southerly till it 
comes to the southerly End of the said Bradlys Land, & also 
to bound on the said Loverins Land on the Southerly End. — 

And to Susannah Emerson wife of Eleazer Emerson & Daugh- 
ter of the said Jonathan Bradly we have allotted & set off, as 
her Share in her said fathers Estate thirteen Acres of Land in 
the Parrish of Brintwood in the Province aforesaid & Bounded 
as Followes viz 1 Begining at the North W r est corner of a tract of 
Land Granted to the said John folsom at a Place called the 
White Pine Plains & Lyes on the south side of the Great Road 
that Leads from Exeter to the Black Rocks (so call'd) & from 
thence to Run South & by West fifty four Rods to the Extent 
of the said Grants, <S: from thence East & by south Carrying the 
whole Width of the said Grant Downwards as the Said Road 
Runs till it Shall Compleat & make up the full measure of 
thirteen acres. — 

And to ann Bradly Daughter of the said Jonathan Bradly 
We have allotted and set off, as her Share in her said fathers 
Estate, Five Acres & three fourth Parts of an acre of Land being 
Part of the aforesaid John Folsoms com'on Right & Bounded 
as Follows Viz 1 Begining twenty one Rods From the aforesaid 
tree Numbered Ninty four in the said third Range of Lotts, & 
from thence to Run south twenty Nine Degrees West as the 
Range Runs, five Rods & three fourth Parts of a Rod, & from 
thence to Run West cc bv north one hundred <x sixty Rods to the 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 41 I 

High Way Between the second and third Ranges, & from thence 
to Run North twenty Nine Degrees East live Rods <K: three 
fourth Parts of a Rod, & from thence to Run East & by south 
to the Bounds first Mcntiond — 

In Testimony Whereof we have hereunto set our hands this 
Second I )ay of November in the fourth Year of his majestys 
Reign Anno Domini 1763. 

John Oilman 

Eph m Robinson !■- Com' it tee 

Sam 1 Gilman j r J 



JOHN FOSS 1746 

[Administration on the estate of John Foss of Dover, husband- 
man, granted to William Welland of Dover, husbandman, Oct. 
29, 1746.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 74.) 

[Bond of William Welland of Dover, husbandman, with John 
Gage of Dover and Thomas Wallingford of Somersworth as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, Oct. 29. 1746, for the administration 
of the estate; witnesses, William Parker and Mark Hunkin<j. 
Jr.] 



PHINEAS SPAULDING 1746 NOTTINGHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Phineas Spaulding of Notting- 
ham, granted to Mary Spaulding of Nottingham West widow, 
Oct. 29. 1746.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 72.] 

[Bond of Mary Spaulding of Nottingham West, widow, with 
Thomas Richardson of Pel ham and John Douglass of London- 
derry, yeomen, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Oct. 29, 1746, for 



412 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

the administration of the estate; witnesses, William Parker and 
Mark Hunking, Jr.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 29, 1746, authorizing Ephraim Cu minings of 
Nottingham and Robert Evans of Pelham, to appraise the estate 
of Phineas Spanieling, administration of which is granted to his 
widow, Mary Spaulding.] 

[Inventory, signed by Ephraim Cu minings and Robert Kevins; 

amount, £891.18.6; attested Now 7, 1746. | 

[Administratrix's account of the settlement of the estate; 
receipts, £356.12.10; expenditures, £181.16.4; allowed June 24, 
1747; mentions "three Children's Board & Maintaince Since 
the 10 th of august last."] 



PHILIP COLBY 1746 KINGSTON 

[Bond of Tabitha Colby, widow, with Samuel Winsley and 
Benjamin Webster, yeomen, as sureties, all of Kingston, in the 
sum of £500, Nov. 26, 1746, for the administration of the estate 
of Philip Colby of Kingston, yeoman ; witnesses, Reuben Dimond 
and Henry Morrill.] 

[Warrant, Now 26, 1746, authorizing Henry Morrill and 
Jonathan Blake, both of Kingston, yeomen, to appraise the es- 
tate of Philip Colby, administration of which is granted to his 
widow, Tabitha Colby.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 10, 1746; amount, £287.16.6; signed by 
Henry Morrill and Jonathan Blake.] 

[License to the administratrix, May 27, 1747, to sell real 
estate.] 

[Administratrix's account of the settlement of the estate; 
receipts not stated; expenditures, £118.10.4; allowed Aug. 25, 
1748.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 413 

JOHN ROBERTS 1746 BRENTWOOD 

The Last will and tcstaman of John Robards of the parish of 
Brintwood in the province of New hamshire in New England I 

John Robards * * * 

Item 1) I Ciive unto my Son John Robards the sume of 
five shillings he haveing Received his portion alrady 

Item 2) I Give unto my son Alexander Robards the sume 
of five shillings he having Received his portion already 

Item 3) I give unto my son George Robards the sume of 
five shillings he having Received his portion already 

Item 4) I Give unto my Son Samuel .Robards the sume of 
five shillings he having Received his portion already 

Item 5) I give unto my Son Benjamin Robards the sume 
of five shillings he having Received his portion already 

Item 6) I Give unto my Daughter Elisabet Smith the sume 
of live pounds old tennor money she having Received part of 
her portion 

Item 7) I Give unto my Daughter mary Critchet live 
shillings she having already Received her portion 

Item 8) I give unto my Daughter Ann Marsh twenty pounds 
old tennor money to be paid by her Brother Jonathan within 
six months after my Decease 

Item 9) I Give unto my well beloved wife Elisabeth Robards 
all my housel Goods to be wholy at her disposal with the use of 
one third of my Land During Life 

finaly I Give unto my son Jonathan Robards my Dweling 
house out housings and all my Lands and other moveable 
Estate he paying all my Debts and Legacies above mentioned 
and I do herby these presents make and ordain him my well 
beloved son Jonathan Robards the Sole Executor to this my 
Last will and testament hereby Revoking and disanulling all 
other or former wills and testaments by me heretofore made and 
have To this my Last will and testament Set to my hand and 
Seal this fifth day of December In the year of our Lord one 
thousand Seven hundred and forty six 1746 



414 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Signed Sealed and owned In Mark 

the presence of us John X Robards 

Caleb Oilman ju r his 

James Gorden 

Car tee Oilman 

[Proved March 13, 1750/1.] 

[Bond of Jonathan Roberts, with John Roberts and Biley 
Hardy as sureties, all of Brentwood, in the sum of £1000, March 
13, 1 750/1, for the execution of the will; witnesses, Caleb Oilman, 
Jr., and Joseph Thing, Jr.] 



JAMES LEAVITT 1746 EXETER 

I James Leavitt of Exeter in y c province of Newhampshier in 
newengland Gentleman Being of a Sound Disposing mind and 
memory Blessed be God for it tho through age infirm in 
Body * * * 

I give and Bequeath to my well beloved wife Hannah Leavitt 
all the household goods and stock of cratures which shee 
Brought to me or that I had with her upon marriage and also 
two hundred and fifty pounds in good Bills of publick Credit 
old tenor to be paid unto her out of my Estate by my Executor 
hereafter named provided y e above said Hannah Leavitt Doth 
freely give yeild up and surrender to my Executor hereafter 
named and to his heirs and assignes all her Right of ! >o\vry and 
power of thirds which she hath in or to my Estate, y° one half of 
y c afore said Bills of publick Credit old tenor to be paid within 
one year next Enseuing after my Decease and y° other halfe 
within two years next Enseuing after my Deceas, and I give and 
bequeath to my said wife and to my Daughter sarah Leavitt y° 
use and improvement of all that part of my Dwelling house 
which 1 Live in and maketh use of it being y e East End of y c old 
house and y° other house adjoyning to y e East End of s d old 
house and also y e Cellar under y c north side of y e old house, so 
Long as my said wife Remains my widdow and shall se good to 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 41 5 

Live in said part of s a house, and my Daugter sarah to have 
Liberty to Live in s d part of said house so Long as she Remines 
unmarried and to my said wife I give and bequeath y c use and 
improvement of a peiee of my Land adjoyning to y° north East 
Corner of my old Dwelling house which peiee of Land is to Run 
north one Rod and halfe and to Run Last that Breadth three 
Rods, to improve it so Long as she Remains my widdow and 
Lives in s d part ot said house and also to have free Liberty to 
take of of my Land what lire wood is nesesary for her own fire so 
Long as she Lives in said part of said house 

Item 1 Give and Bequeath to my Son James Leavitt and 
to his heirs and assignes for Ever my Dwelling house and Barn 
now standing in Exeter afore said and all my home place or Land 
adjoyning to my s' 1 Dwelling house and Barn and also all my 
Lands Lying on y e north side, and on y° south side of y° Cuntry 
Road which Leadeth from Exeter great Bridge to ham ton, at a 
place Called Rockey hill, not all Ready Disposed of, y c said Land 
on y c north side of said Cuntry Road being Bounded west- 
erly by Decon Wilson & madam odlin northerly by Jones Land 
Easterly by John ffoulsham Land ec southerly by said Cuntry 
Road and y e Land Lying on y e south side of said Road being 
bounded Easterly and southerly by y e Land of Dudley Leavitt 
westerly by y e Land of Docter Dean and northerly by y e Land 
of Dudley Leavitt and y c afore said Cuntry Road, and also all 
my Land and meadow Lying within y c parrish of Kensenton in 
y province of Xew hampshier afore said not already Disposed of, 
and also all that peiee of Land Lying in y c parrish of Brentwood 
at y l north End of y c Land which I sold to Benjamin Yeascy 
which peiee of Land is bounded westerly by y c Land I sold to 
Nicholas Dudley northerly by y e Land I sold to John Dudley 
Easterly by his own Land and southerly by Benjamin Yeaseys 
Land and also all that peiee of Land which I have in y parrish ol 
Brentwood Lying on y c north side of y e highway which Leadeth 
from Nicholas Dudleys saw mill to y c Dwelling house of Daniel 
Sanborns in y e parrish of Brentwood Between y c Land which I 



416 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Sold to s d Daniel Sanborn and y e Land which I sold to Jeremiah 
Bean Excepting twenty foil re acres which I Reserve and Leave 
with twenty acres & halte which I have Lying in y e parrish of 
Brentwood on y c north side of y° Land which I sold to John 
Dudley and is bounded westerly by y Land I sold to Nicholas 
Dudley northerly and Easterly by y e Li tie River, for my sister 
Elizebeth odlin it being her part oi the foure hundred acre grant 
all which pctccs or parcels oi Land above mentioned 1 Do Give 
and Bequeath to my Son James Leavitt and to his heirs and 
assignes for Ever and- Do also give and Bequeath unto him and 
his heirs and assignes for ever my part oi y Saw mill and priv- 
iledge of y c stream and also my peu in y meeting house only 
Reserving y c priviledge for my above said wife seting in s 1 so 
Long as she shall Remaine my widdow, and for my Daughter 
Sarah Leavitt so Long as she Remaines a single parson unmar- 
ried to set in said peu and I give him my Baye horse and furni- 
ture belonging to said horse and my Cart and wheels and all 
my Iron tackltn for Catle to work with and also all my Debts 
Due to me Eitheir by bonds notes or any other way Exceping 
what is Due to me from Jabesh Sanborn, he paying all my Just 
Debts funerall Charges and Legacies above mentioned and what 
shall hereafter be mentioned in these presents 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Elizebeth. Gilman 
and to her heirs y full and Just sum of seventy pounds in bills 
of publick Credit old tenor to be paid unto her out of my Estate 
by my Executor hereafter named within foure years next En- 
seuing after my Decease 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Mary Tuck and 
to her heirs y- full and Just sum of seventy pounds in bills of 
publick Credit old tenor to be paid unto her out of my Estate 
by my Executor hereafter named within foure years next En- 
sealing alter my Decease 

Item I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Joanna Code 
and to her heirs y e full and Just Sum of fifty pounds in bills of 
publick Credit old tenor to be paid unto her out of my Estate by 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 417 

my Executor hereafter named within foure years next Enseuing 
after my Decease 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Alse odlin and to 
her heirs y e full and Just sum of seventy pounds in hills of publick 
Credit old tenor to be paid unto her out of my Estate by my 
Executor hereafter named within foure years next Enseuing 
after my Decease 

I tern I ( Vive and Bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Leavitt and 
to her heirs y c full and Just sum of seventy pounds in bills of 
publick Credit old tenor to be paid unto her out of my Estate 
by my Executors here after named within foure years next 
Enseuing after my Decease and I Do also Give unto her all my 
houshold goods of what sort so ever not all Ready Disposed of 
and I give what is Due from Jabesh Sanborn to her 

Item I Give and bequeath to my five Daughters: viz: Elize- 
beth Gilman Mary Tuck Joanna Cotle Alse odlin and Sarah 
Leavitt, and to her heirs and assigns for ever all that peice or 
parcell of Land which I have Lying in y e parrish of Brintwood on 
y e south side of y c highway which Leadeth from: nicholis Dud- 
leys Saw mill to James Robinsons Dwelling house, and that 
Lyeth Between y e hundred acres of Land formerly Jonathan 
Robinson Late of Exeter Deceased and James Robinsons Land 
which peice or parcel Land is bounded Easterly partly by y e 
Land formerly said Jonathan Robinsons Late of Exeter Decesed 
southerly by y e great fresh River westerly by Land of James 
Robinson northerly by y e said highway 

Item my will is that my son James Leavitt Keep a Cow for 
my Daughter Sarah Boath winter and summer so Long as shee 
Remain unmarried and also find and provide fire wood for her 
so Long as she Remains unmarried 

Item I Give and bequeath to son James Leavitt and to my 
Daughters Elizebeth Gilman Mary Tuck Joanna Cotle Else 
odlin and Sarah Leavitt and to theire heirs and assignes for 
Ever all my stock of Creatures of what kind soever not already 
Disposed of to be Equally Devided Between them 
27 



41 8 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my two Grandsons James over 
& Israel over and to thaire heirs and assignes for Ever in the 
manner ffollowing, all that peiee or parcell of Land which I have 
Lying in ye parrish of Brentwood on y e north side of y e highway 
which Leadeth from nicholas Dudley saw mill to James Robin- 
son Dwelling house and Lyeth Between y c ten acres which I sold 
to Jonathan Robinson and y e Land which I formerly sold my son 
James Leavitt, y c said peice or parcell of Land is bounded East- 
erly by said Jonathan Robinsons ten acres northerly by y e 
Li tie River westerly by y c Land of my son James Leavitts & 
southerly by y c above said highway, to my Grandson James 
over and to his heirs and assignes I give and bequeath two thirds 
of y e above said peice or parcell of Land and to my Grandson 
Israel over [Obcr?] and his heirs and assignes I Give one third 
of y c above said peice or parcell of Land 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my three Grandsons: viz: 
John Gilman John Tuck and John odlin and to theire heirs and 
assignes for Ever, all that my Right title intrcst Challenge and 
Demands which I now hath Ever had or ought to have in or to 
any part of y e townshipe of Chichester Lying in y e province of 
Newhampsheir afore s d 

Item my will is that y e heirs of my sister Sarah Leavitt Late 
of stratham Deceased have y e forty four acres and a halfe of 
Land which was my sisters shear in y c foure hundred acre Grant 
of ouer honered father samuel Leavitt Deceased, in that peice 
of Land Lying in the parrish of Brentwood Between y e Land 
which I sold to Daniel sanborn and y e Land of Benjamin ffifield, 
and Begin at y e great River and Run north bounding on s d 
fifield and said sanborn untill y c said forty foure acres and a 
halfe be Completed 

and I Do hereby make and ordain my Son James Leavitt to be 
full and sole Executor to this my Last will and testirnent and 
to pay all my Just Debts funerall Charges and Legacies aforesaid 
as aforesaid in witness whareof I y e said James Leavitt have to 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 



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this my Last will and tcstimcnt set my hand and seall this 15 th 
Day of December 1746 

Signed scaled publtsed and James Leavitt 

declared by James Leavitt to 
be his Last will and tcstimcnt 
in presents of us 

Thomas Deanc 

George Dutch 

Edward Gil man 

[Proved March 25, 1747-] 



ICHABOD TIBBETTS 1746 DOVER 

In The Name of God Amen. The Thirtieth Day of December 
Anno Domini one Thousand Seven Hundred & forty Six, I 
Ichabod Tebbets of Dover in y e Province of New-Hamps r in 
New-England Husbandman, being Sick & Weak in Body 



Imprimis, I Give & Bequeath to my Beloved Wife Patience 
Tebbets, whom I Constitute make & Ordain my Sole Executrix 
of this my last W 7 ill & Testament, The Sole Use and Improve- 
ment of all my Homestead Land Lying & Being on y c Westerly 
Side of y c Road that leads along by y c Easterly End of my 
Dwelling House, together with y c Sole Use and Improvement 
of my s d Dwelling House & Barn or Barns, & all other Buildings, 
& orchard or orchards, & all Fruit Trees, & other Trees Standing 
or being upon y e s d Land, and all During y c Term of her Contin- 
uing my Widow; but in Case She Shall marry again, then I 
give her only her Proper Dowry, as by Law Allowed; and at y e 
Decease of my s d Wife, or at y e time of her marrying again I 
Give all y e aforementioned Premisses to my son James Tebbets 
<x to his Heirs & Assigns for ever. I also Give to my s d Wife all 
my Stock of Cattle Sheep & Swine, Excepting one Yoke of 
Steers, now Coming in four Years of Age, which I Give to my 



420 Xi:\V HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Son Nath 11 Tebbets, I also Give to my s d Wife all my Tools (/ten- 
eels & Farming Tackling as Carts Sleds Yoks Chains Axes Hoes 
Sythes ecc: Excepting one Yoke Bows & Tackling belonging 
unto it, viz: y e Yoke in which y c aboves d Steers have Commonly 
Wrought, which 1 Give to my s d Son Nath 11 Tebbets. I also 
Give to my s d Wife all my Household Goods, as Beds, Beding 
and Lyning, Puter, Brass, Iron &c: Except Such Puter as did 
Belong to my former Wife, which I Give to my Daughter Judith 
Pinkum, and my Wareing Apparrel which I Give to my Two 
Sons aforementioned Nath 11 & James to be equally I Hvided 
between them. 

Item I Give to my s d Son Nathanael Tebbets his Heirs & 
Assigns all my Land Lying on y c Easterly Side of y e afores' 1 
Road over against my s d Dwelling House, together with my 
Tan-vats in s d Land, and all my Right Title & Interest in the 
Land at Nocks Marsh, So Called; & allso y e Yoke of Steers, 
and Yoke belonging to them, as above mentioned, & y c one half 
of my wareing apperrel, as aboves d 

Item I Give to my s d Daughter Judith Pinkum all y e Puter 
which did properly belong to my former Wife, her mother as 
aboves d and also Ten Pounds in Cash old Tenor, to be Paid her 
by my s d Son Nath" Tebbets, within y e Term of one Year after 
my Decease. 

Item I Give to my s d Son James Tebbets his Heirs & Assigns, 
at the Decease of my s d Wife, or in case She Shall marry again 
then at y e time of her marriage, all y e Land Buildings ec orchards 
Fruit Trees & all other Trees, which I have in & by this my last 
Will Given to my Wife During y e Term of her Continuing my 
Widow, & also y e one half of my waring Apparrel as abovesaid. 

Item I Give to my Three Daughters, viz: Rebeckah, Ann and 
Martha Tebbets Thirty Pounds, old Tenor, that is to Say Ten 
Pounds to Each of them, to be Paid them by my s d Son James 
Tebbets within y e Term of one Year, after y c Estate I have in 
this my last Will Given him, Shall by virtue hereof Come into 
his Possession <\: Improvement. And I do hereby utterly Dis- 



XI-: \V HAMPSHIRE WILLS 42 1 

sallow & Disannul all ev every other former Wills Legacies & 
Executors, by mc in any wayes made Will'd or Named, 
Ratifying cc Confirming this & no other to be my last Will & 
Testament, In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand 
& Seal the Day Ox Year above written. 

Signed Sealed Pronounced Ichabod Tebbets 

& Declared by y c s d Ichabod 
Tebbets as his last Will & 
Testament in y e Presence of us 

Jon a Gushing 

Xathael austin 

Thomas Miller 

[Proved Feb. 25, 1746/7.] 

[Inventory, July 21, 1747; amount, £2892.15.0; signed by 
John Wood and Stephen Roberts.] 

[Account of the settlement of the estate; receipts, £3090.19.0; 
expenditures, £275.4.0; signed by Patience Tibbetts; claims 
against the estate, £535.6.0; license granted to sell real estate.] 

[Account of additional expenses by Patience Pooler, executrix, 
formerly widow of the deceased; amount, £78.0.0; mentions 
charge for time of Humphrey Pooler and wife; also maintenance 
of three children, one, one year, another, three years, and 
another, five years and a half.] 

[Guardianship of Xathaniel Tibbetts, minor, son of Ichabod 
Tibbetts, granted to Joseph Austin of Dover, yeoman, March 
25, 1749.] 



JAMES THOMAS 1746 NOTTINGHAM 

[Administration on the estate of James Thomas of Notting- 
ham, yeoman, granted to Benjamin Thomas of North Hampton, 
gentleman, Dec. 31, 1746.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 94.] 



422 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of Benjamin Thomas of North Hampton, gentleman, 
with John Cutt, gentleman, and Samuel Hart, Jr., joiner, both 
of Portsmouth, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Dee. 31, 1746, 
for the administration of the estate; witnesses, William Parker 
and Mark Hunking, Jr.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 24, 1746/7; amount, £135.16.9; signed by 
John Redman and Rice Rowell.] 

[License to the administrator, March 30, 1748, to sell real 
estate.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate; 
receipts, £531.7.9; expenditures, £615.4.10; allowed July 27, 
1748; mentions ''maintaining the Children of y c Dec d who were 
under Seven years of age viz William 18 Months from y c Decease 
of his father till he was 7 years of age", "ami & Olive from y e 
Death of their father to y e 24 th of Feb ry Inst 1 they being Still 
under Seven makes 120 weeks," "Elisha a Poshumus Child 
from y e birth to y e 24 th of Feb ry afores d 91 weeks. "] 



THOMAS SLEEPER 1746/7 KINGSTON 

[Bond of Benjamin Sleeper, with Ebenezer Stevens and Jeremy 
Webster as sureties, all yeomen of Kingston, in the sum of 
£500, Jan. 23, 1746/7, for the administration of the estate of 
Thomas Sleeper of Kingston, yeoman; witnesses, Nathaniel 
French and Mary Fellows.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 23, 1746/7, authorizing Ebenezer Stevens and 
Jeremy Webster to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 26, 1746/7; amount, £3374.5.0; signed by 
Ebenezer Stevens and Jeremy Webster.] 

i 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 423 

BENJAMIN MILLER 1746/7 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen. I Benjamin Miller of Portsmouth 
in the Province of New Hampshire Yeoman being Indispos'd 
in body * * * 

Item I give & Devise to my Son Benjamin Miller all the Land 
I purchased of Joseph Dcnnet & that I purchased of Amy 
Dennet as also that part of the Land I purchased of Abigail 
Elliot that lays above or on the Westerly Side of the Road 
leading to Newington by his Dwelling house the said Land being 
Commonly called Burnt hill — -I also give my Said son the One 
half part of my Stock of Cattle which I have with my Son Moses 
or Elsewhere & the one half of my Money or Bills of Credit & 
the one half of all Debts that are or Shall be clue to me To have 
& hold the Said premises to him my Said Son Benjamin his Heirs 
& Assigns forever 

Item I give & Devise to my Son Moses Miller all the other part 
rest & Remainder of my Real Estate where Ever the same is 
(Excepting my Right of Land in Kings wood) and the other half 
part of my part of the Stock of Cattle which we have kept to- 
gether or which I have any where besides & all my Implements 
or tools of Husbandry & the one half of my Money or bills of 
Credit & half the Debts that are or Shall be due to me I also 
give him all my household Goods or funiture he paying to Each 
of his Sisters the Sum of Twenty pounds old Tenor within Nine 
Months after my Decease or So much as will be Equal to twenty 
pounds as it is now valued or as said Bills now pass, or in Case 
he shall not See Cause to take the Said Household Goods & pay 
as aforesaid then I hereby give him Liberty <S: order him to 
distribute & Divide them Equally among his live Sisters or their 
Respective Representatives in Lieu of paying the said Sum as 
aforesaid 

Item I give to Each of my Daughters viz Mary Libbey Lydia 
Hoit Sarah Skillen Elizabeth Dennet & Abigail Trickey the 
Sum of thirty pounds old Tenor or So much as shall be Equal to ^ 



424 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

what thirty pounds old Tenor now is to be paid by my Said two 
Sons jointly in manner following viz the first payment to be 
made to Mary Libbey within one year alter my Decease & so to 
proceed to pay one ol them according to their age the Eldest 
first & So Successively every year until they shall be all paid — 
and my Right of Land in Kingswood I hereby give & Devise 
among all my Said Children Equally to be Divided But in case 
any of them shall Refuse to pay their proportion of the taxes & 
public Charges that Shall hereafter be Laid upon Said Land his 
or her part so Refusing shall be forfeited & Divided among the 
others who Shall pay the Same the whole to be them their 
Heirs ev Assigns forever — and farther my will <S: meaning Re- 
specting the payment of the said Sums to my Said Daughters is 
that if it Should so happen that either of them Should Dye 
before the time of payment of her part Shall Come then the said 
Sum to be paid to her Legal Representative or Representatives — 
moreover in Case I Should leave any Corn or other provisions 
in my house my will is that whatever there Shall be of that kind 
belonging unto me it Shall be Equally Divided between my 
Said two Sons and Lastly I Constitute Ordain & make my said 
two Sons joint Exec rs of this my Last Will ec Testament & hereby 
Revoke all other Wills & Testaments by me in manner hereto- 
fore made— In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand 
& Seal the twenty Seventh Day of January 1746 and the Twen- 
tieth Year of His Majesty's Reign — 

Memor a upon Reviewing this my will I find it necessary to 
add & Explain the Same to prevent disputes hereafter viz that 
as I took or borrowed fifty pounds New r Tenor of that money or 
bills of Credit called the Loan bills of the Province for which 
the Land I have herein given my Son Moses is Mortgaged and 
as I have Endeavord to make my Said Sons Equal in what I 
have given them it is my will that my Son Benjamin pay the one 
half of what there may be due upon the Said Mortgage Either 
Interest or principal ec in Case he my Said Son Benjamin shall 
Refuse so to do then I give my part of the Stock of Cattle before 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 425 

given him herein & also the afores d parcel of Land called Burnt 
Hill unto my Said Son Moses to Enable him to Clear & pay of 
the Said Mortgage & my Intent in this my Will is that the 
Estate before given to my Said Son Moses shall be to him his 
Heirs & assigns — In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my 
hand & Seal the Day & year aforesaid 

Signed Sealed & Declared as Benj a miller 

aforesaid in presence of us 

Jos h Peirce 

Abraham Elliot 

catren huey 

William Parker 

[Proved May 30, 1750.] 

fBond of Benjamin Miller and Moses Miller, yeomen, with 
Abraham Elliott, yeoman, and John Dennett, gentleman, as 
sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum of £1000, May 30, 1750, 
for the execution of the will: witness, William Rindge.l 



EDWARD DEARBORN 1746/7 GREENLAND 

[Bond of Mary Dearborn, widow, with John Brackett, gentle- 
man, and John W T eeks, yeoman, as sureties, all of Greenland, in 
the sum of £500, Jan. 28, 1746 7, for the administration of the 
estate of Edward Dearborn of Greenland, yeoman; witnesses, 
William Parker and Mark Hunking, Jr.] 

[Inventory, April 28, 1747; amount, £1003.8.0; signed by 
James Berry and Matthias Haines.] 



ARTHUR SLADE 1746 7 NEWMARKET 

[Administration on the estate of Arthur Slade of Newmarket, 
gentleman, granted to Henry Keyes of Portsmouth, shopkeeper, 
and his wife, Elizabeth Keyes, Jan. 28, 1746/7.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 100.] 



426 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of Henry Keyes, shopkeeper, with Samuel Mart and 
John Cutt, gentleman, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the 
sum of £1000, Jan. 28, 1746/7, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Benjamin Berry and Mary Keyes.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 28, 1746/7, authorizing Eleazer Russell and 
Huriking Wentworth, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 7, 1746/7; amount, £204.2.3; signed by 
Eleazer Russell and H. Wentworth.] 



EDWARD BROOKS 1746/7 PORTSMOUTH 

In The name of God amen. I Edward Brooks of Portsm in 
the Province of New Hampshire Marriner being very Sick & 
week in body * * * 

Secondly. I give and bequeath unto my Dear and Loving 
Wife Katharin Brooks my house and Land in Portsmouth 
dureing her widow hood for to bring up my Two Children with 
(and Liberty to Sell the Same if she shall have Occation therefor 
for the use aforesaid) and if she shall marry again only one third 
thereof to her Dureing her natural Life. To her also I give all 
my personal 1 Estate for the End aforesaid. 

Item I give and Bequeath unto my Son William Brooks the 
one half my Estate Real or personall if any shall Remain in the 
hands of my wife at the time of her Death or marriage 

Item I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Susana 
Brooks the other half of my Estate Real or personall if any shall 
Remain in the hands of my wife at the time of her Death or 
marriage — 

and I do appoint my said Wife to be Sole Executrix of this 
my Last will and Testament Revokeing & making Null & Void 
all wills by me formerly made hereby Ratifying and Confirming 
this to be my Last will <x Testament & no other In Witness 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 427 

Whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal this Twelfth day 
of February anno Domini 1746 7 — 

Sign'd Sealed pronounced & Edw d Brooks 

Declared by said Edward 
Brooks to be his Last will & 
Testament In presence of 

Cutt Shannon 

Jonathan Nailer 
her 

Lydia X Walden 
Mark 

[Proved April 30, 1747.] 

[Warrant, April 30, 1747, authorizing Samuel Hart and Cutt 
Shannon, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate of Edward 
Brooks, administration of which is granted to Mark Hunking 
Wentworth, the widow and executrix having died.] 

[Inventory, signed by Samuel Hart and Cutt Shannon; 
amount, £1396.10.6; attested July 29, 1747.] 



SAMUEL SMITH 1746/7 HAVERHILL DIST. 

The Last Will and testament of Samuel Smith of haverhill 
Destrict and province of new hampshire in new England Mill 
wright * * * 

first I Give and bequeth to My well Beloved wife Abigail all 
my personal Estate to be by her freely posesed and In joyed for 
ever I allso give my wife the free use and Improvement of all my 
Real Estate Dureing the term of her naturel Life — 

Secondly I Give and Bequeth to my Beloved Son Samuel 
Smith the whole of my homestead Lands and buildings and he is 
to Come into possesion of it at his mothers Decese — 

thirdly I give and Bequeth to My Beloved Son nathanel 
smith the sum of five shillings to be paid by my Executor at my 
Decesce — 



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fourthly I Give and Bequeth to my beloved Daughter Han- 
nah the Sum of five pounds old tenor: to be paid her by my 
Executor hereafter named at or before one full year after my 
wives Decese — 

fifthly I Give and bequeth to my Beloved Daughter Abigail 
the sum of twelve pounds old tenor: to be paid by my Executor 
at or before two full years after my wives Decese — 

Sixthly I Give and Bequeth to my Beloved Daughter mehet- 
able the Sum of live pounds old tenor: to be paid by my Exec- 
utor at 01 before three full years after My wives Decese 

Seventhly I Give and bequeth to my Beloved Daughter mary 
the Sum of five pounds old tenor: to be paid by my Executor at 
or before four full years after my wives Decese — 

Eightly I Give and bequeth to my Beloved Daughter Sarah 
the sum of five pounds old tenor: to be paid by my Executor 
at or before live full years after my wives Decese — 

ninthly I Give and Bequeth to my Beloved Daughter Susanna 
the sum of five pounds old tenor: to be paid by my Executor at or 
before Six full years after my wives Decese — 

tenthly I Give and Bequeth to the Second Church of Christ 
in haverhill the Sum of forty Shillings old tenor to be paid by 
my Executor at my Decese — 

Eleventhly I will and ordain that all those Debts which in 
Duty Right or Concience I owe to any person or persons what 
soever together with my funerall Expences and Charge: and 
allso the Legaces herein Expressed be well and truly paid by my 
Executor herein named — 

Lastly I Constitute ordain and appoint my Beloved Son 
Samuel Smith to be the Sole Executor of this my Last will and 
testament and I Do hereby utterly Revoke Disanul and Disalow 
all former wills testaments Legaces and Executors heretofore 
named or made Ratifiing and Confirming this and no other to 
be my Last will and testament in testimony whereof I the Said 
Samuel Smith have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this for- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 429 

teenth day of febuary anno Domini 1746: and in the twentyth 
year of his majestys Reign — 



Signed Scaled published pro- 


his 


nounced and Declared by the 


Samuel X Smith 


Said Samuel Smith to he his 


mark 


Last will & testament in the 




presents of us 




Anne Harriman 




John Harriman 




Sam 11 Harriman 




[Proved April 27, 1748.] 





[Bond of Samuel Smith, houscwright, with John Harriman 
and Samuel Harriman, husbandmen, as sureties, all of Haverhill 
District, in the sum of £100, March 1, 1748/9, for the execution 
of the will; witnesses, Joseph Freese and Solomon Smith.] 



MOSES BLAKE * . 1746/7 KENSINGTON 

In The Name of God amen The seventeenth Day of february 
In The year of ouer Lord seventeen Hundred & forty six/- 
seven & In y c Twentyeth year of King Gorge y e second his 
Reign over Great Brittan &c I Moses Blake of y e parrish of 
Kensington In Hampton In y e proviencc of New hamshire In 
New England yeoman Being aged & Weak In Body * * * 

Impr I Give & Bequeath L-nto my well Beloved Wife Abigail 
Blake my Dwelling House During her Natural Life to have use 
posess & Injoy to Gether with the Use & Improvement of all 
my Lands Both L T pland & swamp Land to be at hur Command 
During her Natural Life I also Give & bequeath unto my Wife 
all my money to be at her Disposing as she shall see meet I also 
Give unto my wife all my moveable efects During her natural 
Life & then to be Disposed of as I shall here after specific 

Item 1 I Give and bequeath unto my Granson Josiah Blake 
two half shiers In y e first west Division In Hampton as I have 



43^ NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Given Unto his father my son Hezekiah Blake two half shiers 
By Deed of Gift being y° eighty forth & eighty fifth Loot In 
number I now Give to him y c sd Josiah Blake y° eighty seccond & 
eighty Third Lots Bounded easterly on y l his father had of me 
by Deeds of Gift ec south & north on high ways & west on y e 
eighty first shire to be to him y° s (I Josiah Blake & his heirs & 
assignes for eveir allways excepting and allowing y° Use & Im- 
provement of y e one half of It for his mother During her Widow- 
hood 

Item 2 I Give & Bequeath unto my son moses Blake a 
Ceartain piece of Land Containing Twenty acres in y c parish of 
Kensington & Is bounded as follows viz Begining at y c south- 
easterly Corner of my son moses Blakes Land & norwesterly on 
James peirkins Land twenty Rods & Then to Run Northerly 
Joyning to James prescuts Land & so Keeping sd wedth of 
Twenty Rods Untill It makes or Compleats Twenty acres to 
him my s d son moses Blake & to his heirs and assignes for ever 

Item 3 my will Is that my son moses Blake shall pay to my 
son Jonathan Blake Twenty five pounds money of y c old Tennor 
with In one year after my Wifes Decease 

Item 4 my will Is That my Grandson Josiah Blake shall pay 
to my son Jonathan Blake Twenty five pounds money of y e old 
Tennor With In one year after my wifes Decease 

Item 5 I Give & Bequeath L T nto my two Eldist Daughters 
Viz Hannah Lock y° wife of Edward Lock & Abigail sanbun y e 
wife of Tristuram sanbun Ten pounds apiece of y e old Tennor 
to Be paid By my Granson Josiah Blake at my wifes Decease 

Item 6 I Give & Bequeath Unto my other Two Daughters 
Viz mary Bachelder y c wife of Fransus Bachelder & to Moriah 
Bachelder y e wife of Theophilus Bachelder Tenn pounds money 
of y c old Tennor apiece to each of ym To be paid By my son 
moses Blake at my wifes Decease 

Item 7 & furthermore my will Is y l after y c Decease of my 
wife Their shall be a prisel of my House by Indiferent Men St 
my Granson Josiah Blake shall pay to my fouer Daughters 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 431 

abovenamed y c valluation of y c sd House Equally to every one 
apieee and He shall have sd house / & further more my will & 
meaning Is y l all my moveabls & Utensels with In Doors as 
Beds & Beding & all my moveable Both Named & unnamed Be 
equally Divided amongst my fouer Daughters above named at 
my wifes Decease all y l shall Be then Left Be y e same more or 
Less — / Last Ly I Doc appoint my son moscs Blake & my 
Granson Josiah Blake above named to Be my executors to 
This my Last will & Testiment 

signed sealed & Declared to Moses Bleak 

be His Last will & Testiment 
In preasents of Us 

Caleb Brown 

Reuben Smith 

Joseph Draper 

[Proved May 27, 1752.] 

[Inventory, June 1, 1752; amount, £1882.0.0; taken by James 
Perkins and Joseph Draper.] 



CALEB BLODGETT 1746/7 WOBURN, MASS. 

[Administration on the estate of Caleb Blodgett of Woburn, 
Mass., granted to his son, Seth Blodgett of Woburn, Mass., 
Feb. 19, i74 6 /7-] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 100] 

[Bond of Seth Blodgett of Woburn, Mass., yeoman, with 
Thomas Veasey of Stratham and Nathan Godfrey of Hampton 
as sureties, in the sum of £100, Feb. 19, 1746/7, for the adminis- 
tration of the estate of Caleb Blodgett of Woburn, Mass., 
yeoman; witnesses, John Folsom and William Parker, Jr.] 

[Account of the settlement of the estate; receipts, £78.14.0; 
expenditures, £58.2.0; allowed Jan. 27, 1748/9.] 



43 2 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

JEREMIAH FOLSQM 1746/7 NEWMARKET 

In the Name oi God Amen I Jeremiah Folsome of New Market 
in the Province of New Hampshire Yeoman * * * 

Item I give 8c bequeath to Elizabeth my wife the Sum of 
Twenty five pounds in bills of Credit of the .\e\v Tenor ec also 
the goods she bro't to me agreeable to a Contract made between 
us before Marriage But this Sum of Bills as aforesaid I Intend 
& design shall be in full of all Claims & Demands for her Dower 
& thirds of my Estate & I order the said Sum to be paid by my 
Executor within one Year after my Decease if she will give him 
a Release ec Discharge of her Right of Dower & thirds in & 
unto my said Estate but if she will not then this Gift & bequest 
to be null & void 

Item I give & Bequeath to my Son Nathan Folsome five 
Shillings like Bills to be paid within one Year as afores d he hav- 
ing already had his Portion out of my Estate 

Item I give & bequeath to my Son Jeremiah Folsome jun r 
five Shillings like bills to be paid as afores d for the Reason afore- 
said 

Item I give to my Daughter Elizabeth Bryent the wife of 
Walter Bryent the Sum of Fifteen pounds in said Bills of Credit 
& it is my mind that the said Sum at the time of payment shall 
be made Equal to what it now is that is valuing Silver at forty 
Shillings old Tenor or ten Shillings New Tenor an ounce to be 
paid within one Year after my Decease I also give her One 
fifth part of my household Furniture or goods to be deliver'd 
within three Months after my Decease by my Said Executor — 

Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Mary Mead the 
wife of John Mead the Sum of fifteen pounds like Bills to be 
made Equal to their present value as aforesaid to be paid within 
two years after my Decease by my Said Exec and also one fifth 
part of Household Furniture to be delivererd as aforesaid 

Item I give ec Bequeath to my Daughter Abigail Folsome 
the Sum of Twenty five pounds like Bills to be valued as afores d 
& paid at or before three years after my Decease by my said 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 433 

Executor & one fifth part of my said Furniture to be deliverd 
as aforesaid 

Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Low the wife 
of Jacob Low the Sum of fifteen pounds like bills to be valued 
as afores d & paid by my said Executor within four Years after 
my Decease also One fifth part of my said Household furniture 
to be deliverd as afores d 

Item I give to my Daughter Ann Folsome the Sum of twenty 
five pounds like bills of Credit to be valued as afores d & paid 
within five years after my Decease also One fifth part of my 
furniture to be deliv d as afores d — 

Item All the Rest Residue & Remainder of my Estate where- 
ever & what ever it is I give Devise & bequeath to my Son John 
Folsome his Lleirs & Assigns forever only Except! ng thirty 
Acres of Land more or Less lying near Smarts Creek between 
the Land of my Son Jeremiah & the Land of Arthur Bennick 

Lastly I do hereby Constitute & Appoint my said Son John 
to be Sole Executor of this my Last Will & Testament hereby 
Revoking all other Wills & Testaments by me heretofore made 
In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal the 
Nineteenth Day of Feb ry 1746 & in the Twentieth Year of His 
Majesty's Reign 

Signed Sealed & Declared In Jere folsom 

presence of us 

William Paiker 

Zerviah Parker 

W m Parker jun r 

Charles King 

[Proved Oct. 26, 1757.] 

[Bond of John Folsom of Newmarket, yeoman, with Chase 
Wiggin of Newmarket and John Dow of Epping, yeomen, as 
sureties, in the sum of £1000, Oct. 26, 1757. for the execution 
of the will; witnesses, John Smith and William Parker, Jr.] 

[\Yalter Bryent, gentleman, and his wife, Elizabeth Bryent, 
Joseph Young, gentleman, and his wife, Anna Young. John 



434 new Hampshire wills 

Mead, cordwainer, and his wife, Mary Mead, and Abigail Fol- 
som, single woman, all of Newmarket, and Jacob Lowe of 
Stratham, cooper, and his wife, Sarah Lowe, "which Women 
are the Daughters of the Said Jeremiah Folsome", waive 
inventory from their brother, John Folsom, Nov. I, 1757; wit- 
nesses, 'J nomas Young, Jeremiah Folsom, Stephen Pendergast, 
John Mcndum, Benjamin Norris, and John Thurston.] 



NATHANIEL FRENCH 1746/7 KINGSTON 

In The Name of God Amen, The 20 th day of february Annoq 
domin 1746/7 I Nathanael French of Kingstown in the Province 
of New Hamps: in New England Husbandman being in Com- 
fortable Measures of Health * * * 

Imp 8 I give & bequeath unto sarah my dearly beloved wife, 
all & singular my moveable goods Cv Effects within doors (That 
is all my Houshold stuff) to her the s d sarah her Hiers & assigns 
forever, to be at her dispose 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my well beloved sons Samuel 
French Nathanael French Jun r & Jonathan French, five shillings 
apiece viz: five shillings Each; Lawful money 

Item I Give unto my well beloved Daughters, Elizabeth now 
the wife of Isaac Godfrey, And Sarah now the wife of Samuel 
Sleeper, And mary now the wife Stephen Gillman; the like 
sum of five shillings (Each) like money, All these above men- 
tioned sums to be levied out of my Estate ec to be paid by my 
Executors, within the Term of six months after my Decease; all 
these abovementioned Children haveing already had thier 
portions out of my Estate 

Item I Give unto my well beloved son Benjamin French, 
whom I Likewise with Capt Jedidiah Philbrick Constitute make 
& ordain sole Executors of this my Last Wall & Testament, I 
say I give unto my s d son Benjamin All & singular my Lands be- 
ing my Home place on which I now live as it Lays, & is Bounded 
with the Buildings & Orchards thereon with all my moveable 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 435 

goods & Effects without doors, as my stock of Cattle sheep 
Horse kine cS:c with all Implements for mens Labour & Business, 
with my part in the saw mill; To him my s d son Benjamin 
French his Hiers & assigns for ever to his & thier own proper use 
benefit & behoof for ever with all the Priviledges appurtenances 
& Commodities unto the above mentioned Estate belonging or in 
any wise appertaining, And I do also hereby will & Ordain my 
s d son Benjamin to pay the abovementioned sums; And also 
to keep Two Cows winter & summer for the use of my s d wife 
Dureing her natural life & also to provide for my s d wife Dureing 
her natural life what may be further Necessary for the Honnour- 
able <X: Comfortable Support & Subsistence of my s d wife in 
sickness & in health Dureing her natural life in all respects & 
to provide for her A Convenient & Comfortable Room to dwell 
in, And at my s d wifes Decease to Bury her with a Decent 
Christian Burial; I do also hereby further will & ordain that my 
s d son Benjamin pay all my Honest debts; 

Item I Give to my Adopted Son Thomas, (The son of mary 
Gilbert Commonly Known by the name of Thomas French) 
One Twenty Acre Lot of Land in the Division of Twenty acres 
above the Two Hundred Acre Grant (so Called) It being the 
Lot in that division which was Laid out to my original Right 
& Bounded as may appear in S d Kingstown Book of Records; 
s d Land Laying in S d Kingstown, The s d Thomas To Have & 
To Hold s d Twenty acre Lot of Land to him his Hiers & Assigns 
forever; Provided: The s d Thomas shall well & truly & faith- 
fully Serve me, or, my s d son Benjamin French, Lmtil he 
Arrive to the age of Twenty one years of age And I do hereby 
farther Will & ordain my s d son Benjamin French to Give to the 
s d Thomas a good yoke of Oxen, Provided he the s d Thomas 
shall serve me or my s d son Benjamin till he arrive to the age 
of Twenty one years, And I do hereby utterly Dissallow revoke 
& Dissanul all & every other former Testaments Wills Legacies 
& Bequests & Executors by me in any ways before named willed 
& bequeathed Ratifying & Confirming this & no other to be my 



43^ NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Last Will and Testament: En Witness whereof I have hereunto 
Set my hand & Seal the day & year above written 

Signed Sealed Published Pro- his 

nounccd & Declared by the s d nathael X French 

Nathanael French as his Last mark 

Will & Testament in the Pres- 
ence of us the Subscribers 

Jeremy Webster 
his 

Benjamin X French Jun r 
mark 

Elizabeth webster 

[Proved April 25, I75°-1 

[Inventory, June 26, 1750; amount, £4184.17.0; signed by 
Jeremy Webster and Samuel Fifield; attested by Benjamin 
French, Jr., one of the executors, July 25, 1750.] 



ABIEL KELLY 1746/7 . METHUEN, MASS. 

[Administration on the estate of Abiel Kelly of Methuen, 
Mass., granted to Enoch Bartlett of Newbury, Mass., tanner, 
Feb. 25, 1746 /7.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 107.] 

[Bond of Enoch Bartlett of Newbury, Mass., tanner, with 
Nathaniel Fellows of Portsmouth, gentleman, and Joseph Swasey 
of Exeter, shipwright, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Feb. 25, 
1746/7, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, William 
Parker and Charles King.] 

[Inventory, April 3, 1747; signed by Richard Kelly and Peter 
Merrill; amount, £146.0.0.] 

[License to the administrator, Enoch Bartlett of Haverhill, 
Mass., April 29, 1752, to sell real estate.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 437 

EBENEZER ODIORNE 1746/7 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Ebenezer Odiorne of Ports- 
mouth, mariner, granted to his widow, Catherine Odiorne, Feb. 
25* I746/7-] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 106.] 

[Bond of Catherine Odiorne, widow, with Henry Sherburne, 
Jr., of Portsmouth, merchant, and John Sherburne of Newcastle, 
gentleman, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Feb. 25, 1746/7, for 
the administration of the estate; witnesses, William Parker and 
Charles King.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 25, 1746/7, authorizing John Griffith, shop- 
keeper, and Daniel Jackson, gentleman, both of Portsmouth, to 
appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, May 27, 1747; amount, £1736.8.0; signed by 
Daniel Jackson and John Griffith.] 



PETER WEARE 1746/7 HAMPTON FALLS 

[Administration on the estate of Peter Weare of Hampton 
(Falls) yeoman, granted to Andrew Webster of Hampton Falls, 
yeoman, Feb. 25, 1746/7.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 105.] 

[Bond of Andrew Webster, yeoman, with Capt. Nathaniel 
Healey, gentleman, and Benjamin Hilliard, yeoman, as sureties, 
all of Hampton Falls, in the sum of £500, Feb. 25, 1746/7, for 
the administration of the estate; witnesses, Hunking Went- 
worth and William Parker.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 25, 1746/7, authorizing Meshech Weare and 
Josiah Batchelder, both of Hampton Falls, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 27, 1746/7; amount, £430.10.6; signed by 
Meshech Weare and Josiah Batchelder.] 



438 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate; 
receipts, £360.10.6; expenditures, £232.15.7; allowed Jan. 27, 
1747/8.] 



JOHN COCHRAN 1746/7 LONDONDERRY 

[Warrant, March 4, 1746/7, authorizing Thomas Campbell 
and Joseph Steele, both of Londonderry, yeomen, to appraise 
the estate of John Cochran of Londonderry, yeoman, adminis- 
tration of which is granted to his son, Joseph Cochran.] 

[Inventory, signed by Thomas Campbell and Joseph Steele; 
amount, £603.13.6; attested April 25, 1747.] 

[Additional inventory, Dec. 26, 1748; amount, £75.0.0; signed 
by Joseph Steele and Thomas Campbell.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate; 
receipts, £45.0.0; expenditures, £54.7.0; allowed Dec. 27, 1749; 
a certificate of approval of the account is signed by Lilly Coch- 
ran, Elizabeth Cochran, Thomas Cochran, Samuel Cochran, 
Susan Cochran, and Isaac Cochran; the latter is mentioned in 
the attestation as a son of the deceased.] 



JOSEPH ROLLINS 1746/7 STRATH AM 

In The name of God amen This Eleventh Day of march anno 

Domino 1746/7 I Joseph Ralings of Stratham in the Province 

of Newhamp r in New England yeoman being Weak of Boodey 
* * * 

Itim I Give to my Well beloved Wife Lydiah Rolings one 
Hunderd Pounds old tenner to be Paid to Her by my Excutor 
Hereafter named Eifty Pounds old tenner to be Paid at my 
Deces and the other fifty within a year after my Decese and one 
fcther Bead and bedine which She Brought with her when I 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 439 

marred her and my said Wife to have the Round tabel and two 
Chairs to be Deliverd by my Executor alter my Decese my 
Will is that my said Exeuto* Pay to my said Wife the above Sum 
of money and movabels as above Expresed my said Wife Giving 
my s d Exeutor a full Discharge of all Her Thirds of Dowery in 
my Estate at the Delivery of the above mentioned things 

Itim I Give and bequeath to my Son Joseph Ralings Five 
Shilings Lawfull money to be Paid by my Exeutor hereafter 
named within one year after my Decess he having Receved the 
Grater Part of his Portion by Dead 

Itim I Give and bequeath to my Daughter Hannah Read man- 
Twenty Pounds old tenner to be Paid to her by my Exeutor 
hereafter named to be Paid to her within four year after my 
Decess — 

Itim I Give and bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth Marston 
Teen Pounds old tenner to be Paid her within Three years after 
my Decess to be Paid her by my Exeutor hereafter named — 

Itim I Give and bequeath to my Daughter Charity Merrill 
Teen Pounds old tenner to be Paid her within Three years after 
my Decess by my Exeutor Here after named — 

Itim I Give and bequeath to my Daughter mercy Rolings 
one Hunderd and teen Pounds old tenner to be Paid her Within 
Two years after my Decess by my Exeutor hereafter named — 

Itim I Give and bequeath to my Daughter Rachel Rolings 
Eighty Pounds old tenner to be Paid her within Two years aftei 
my Decess by my Exeutor hereafter named — 

Itim I Give and bequeath to my Daughter mary Right Teen 
Pounds old tenner to be Paid her within Four years after my 
Decess by my Exeutor here after named — 

Itim I Give and Bequeath to my Son Joshua Ralings and 
hi? heirs and asings for Ever all my home Plase with all the 
Biddings thereon and orcherds viz all my Land on the south Side 
of the W^ay that Lead from the Great Plains so Caled to North 
Hill and bounded Notherly on said Road Easterly on Land of 
David Stephens and South ley on Land of Jacob Low and West- 



440 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

erly on Land of my Son Joshua Ralings and all my Land on the 
North Side of the Road above mentioned Bounded Southerly on 
said Road Westerly on Land of Benjamin Tayler Nothly of Land 
of Jonathan Dearbens and Easterly on Land of Ephram Green 
and David Stephens With all my bidding their on (the two 
Peeces of Land above mentioned Lying and being in the town- 
ship of Stratham In y e Province of New hampshire aforesaid) 
and I Give to my Said Son Joshua Ralings all my movebales 
Without Doores viz all my Stock of Cattle horses Sheep and 
Swine With all my utencels for Llusbantrey of what nature or 
Caind so Ever and Likewise all my Land in the Parish of Brint- 
wood in the Township of Exeter and Likwise all my Land in 
the township of Notingham in said Province and all my Right 
in the township of Bow in s d Province and Elce whear not all 
Readey Desposed of To him the said Joshua Ralings and his 
heirs and asings for Ever and my will is that my Said Son Joshua 
have all my Wearing apprell With all my Syder Casts and 
Corn Casts and my Gun with all my Debts Due to me of bonds 
notes Boock Debts — 

Lastly I Do hereby mak and ordain my Son Joseph Ralings 
to be full and Soul Excutor to this my Last Will and testement 
and to Pay all my Just Debts and furnall Charges With all the 
Legiescies above mentioned and I Do here by Revoke and 
Disallow all former and other Will or Wills by me made by 
word or Writing Conferming this and none other to by my Last 
will and none other In Witness whereof I have to this my Last 
will and Testament set my hand and Seal the Day and year 
above Written 

Signed Sealed Published and his 

Declare! by Joseph Ralings to be Joseph X Ralings 

his Last will and testament In mark 

Presents of 

Jacb Low 

Ephraim Green 

Theo: Smith 

[Proved Jan. 25, 1748 9.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 44 1 

[Caveat of Joseph Redman of Hampton and his wife, Hannah 
Redman, daughter of Joseph Rollins, Jan. 25, 1748/9, against 
the probate of the will.] 

[Bond of Joshua Rollins, with Jonathan Rollins and Joseph 
Clark as sureties, all of Stratham, in the sum of £500, 1748, for 
the execution of the will; witnesses, William Parker and George 
Meserve.] 



WILLIAM WALLIS 1747 PORTSxMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of William Wallis of Portsmouth 
granted to his widow, Comfort Wallis, March 25, 1747.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 113.] 

[Warrant, March 25, 1747, authorizing Joseph Langdon, 
gentleman, and John Edmunds, yeoman, both of Portsmouth, to 
appraise the estate of William Wallis, mariner.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 146.] 

[Inventory; amount, £260.7.0; signed by Joseph Langdon 
and John Edmunds; attested June 24, 1747.] 

[Guardianship of Samuel Wallis, W T illiam Wallis, and Spencer 
Wallis, all aged less than fourteen years, granted to Thomas 
Cotton July 26, 1749.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 440.] 

[Bond of Thomas Cotton, joiner, with Joseph Cotton, boat- 
builder, as surety, both of Portsmouth, in the sum of £500, July 
26, 1749, for the guardianship of Samuel Wallis, William W r allis, 
and Spencer Wallis, his grandchildren, and children of William 
Wallis, Jr.; witnesses, Samuel Palmer and William Parker.] 



THOMAS WARD 1747 HAMPTON FALLS 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas Ward of Hampton 
Falls, husbandman, son of Shadrach Ward of the same place, 



442 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

granted to John Brown of Hampton Falls, brickmaker, March 
25. I747-] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 114.] 



THOMAS PHILBRICK 1747 HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen this twenty Eighth day of march 
one thousand Seven hundred and forty seven and in the twenti- 
eth year of the Reign of our soverign Lord George the second 
King over Great Britain &c — 

I Thomas Philbrick of Hampton in the Province of New- 
hampshire in New England yeoman being of Perfect mind and 
memory thanks be Given unto god therefore but very weak in 
Body * * * 

Item I Give and bequeath unto my wife all the houshould 
stuf which she hath now in her Possesion for to Give to my 
Children as she sees Cause and farther I give her of the rest of 
my Estate so much as the Law will allow her — 

Item I Give my son Abner Philbrick five shillings Lawfull 
money for to be Paid in one year after my Desease by my 
Executor hereafter named — 

Item I Give my son Jonathan Philbrick five shillings Lawfull 
money to be paid by my Executor in one year after my Decease 

Item I Give my Daughter Jane Knowlton the Improvement 
of the held her husband Ebcnezer Knowlton hath in Possession 
of for three years After my Decease and Like wise twenty shill- 
ings Lawfull money for to be paid in one year after my Desease— 

Item I Give my Daughter Anna Shaw fifty shilling Lawfull 
money for to be paid by my Executor in one year after my 
Desease — 

Item I give my Grand Daughter Elizabeth Philbrick my Bed 
and Bedding and all other of my houshould stuf not already 
mentioned — • 

Item I Give my Grand son Jonathan Philbrick three acres 
of salt marsh be the same more or Less Bounded westerly on 
marsh of moses sticknev notherlv on marsh of fonathan Chase 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 443 

Easterly on marsh of my sons Abner c\ Jonathan Philbrick and 
southerly on marsh of Thomas Brown — 

And Like wise I Give my before s 4 ' Grand son Jonathan Phil- 
brick three quarters of an acre of Land Lying about the Cellar 
where my house formerly stood and Likewise All my Land too 
the Northward of the Cart way that Runs by the south fence of 
the field that Ebenezer Knoulton jun r hath the Improvment 
now off Bounded westerly on my son John Philbricks Land and 
notherly and Easterly on Land in the Improvment of Jeremiah 
Pearson and southerly on my own Land — 

to my said Grand son Jonathan Philbrick his heirs and As- 
signs for ever in fee simple But in Case he dyes without heirs for 
to go to his Brethren or sisters when they Come cf age — 

Item I Give my son John Philbrick whom I make Executor 
of this my Last will and testament all my Land not already dis- 
posed of that Lyes to the southerd of the cart way and held 
above mentioned all which Land and marsh Lyes in Hampton 
before said Likwise I Give my above s d son John Philbrick my 
Loom and the tackling and all other tools or things or moveables 
not before disposed of — 

Ratifing and Confirming this to be my Last will and testament 
and no other and all other wills for to be void and null And in 
Confirmation of all before written I have here unto set my hand 
and fixed my seal the day of the date first above written — 

signed seald and Declared Tho Philbrick 

by the said Tho s Philbrick for 
to his Last will and testament 
Before us wittnesses 

Jeremiah Pearson 

nathan Cram 

Mary Pearson 

[Proved April 29, 1747.] 

[Warrant, April 29, 1747, authorizing Jonathan Fifield and 
Thomas Cram, both of Hampton Falls, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, singed by Jonathan Fifield and 1 nomas Cram; 
amount, £364.10.0; attested July 22, 1747.] 



444 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

NICHOLAS GORDON 1747 EXETER 

In the Name of God amen The Thirty lirst day of March one 
thousand Seven hundred and forty Seven I Nicholas Gorden of 
Exeter in the Province of Newhampshirc in New England Yeo- 
man being infirm of Body * * * 

Item I Give and bequeath to My beloved Wife Moriah Gorden 
ten Pounds in Money Equal in value to bills of Credit of the old 
tennor to be paid her yearly during her Natural life Six Pounds 
of the Said ten pounds to be paid to her yearly during her Said 
Natural life by My Grandson Nicholas Dudley out of the profits 
or Income of what I Shall Give him in this my Will and four 
Pounds of the said ten Pounds to be paid to her by My Grand 
Son Haley Stevens out of the profits or Income of what I Shall 
hereafter Give him In this my Will I also Give My Said Wife the 
Improvement of the dwelling house I Now live in and all the 
buildings ajoyning and the land on which they Stand during her 
Natural life and the Improvement of a Good fether Bed and 
beding a Smaul iron Pot and a table So long as She Shall Remain 
my Widow and I Give her thirty Shillings in Money Equal to 
Bills of Credit of the old tennor to be paid to her yearly So long 
as She Shall Remain My Widow, by My Executor hereafter 
Named to be by her Contributed for pious uses in the Church 
usualy Meeting in the New Meeting house lately Erected be- 
tween John Deans dwelling house and the dwelling house of 
doc 1 Josiah Gilman in Exeter aforesaid. 

Item I Give and bequeath to My beloved Grandson Haley 
Stevens all My Pasture lying between Joseph Things dwelling 
house and the Saw Mill Comonly Called Pickpocket Mill and 
also one half of My Right in Said Mill and in the falls on which 
Said Mill Stands and ten Pounds in Money Equal to bills of 
Credit of the old tennor the Said ten Pounds to be paid to him by 
My Grandson Nicholas dudley out of what I Shall Give him 
in this my will the Said Haley paying to My Wife the four 
Pounds as aforesaid yearly. 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 445 

Item I Give and bequeath to My beloved Grandson Nicholas 
dndley all that place or farm on which he Now lives with the 
dwelling house and all the buildings Standing thereon and also 
one half of My Right in the Mill Called Pickpocket Mill and 
half My Right in the falls on which Said Mill Stands he paying 
the ten Pounds Given in this my will to My Grandson Haley 
Stevens and the Six pounds to my Wife as Mentioned in this my 
Will yearly during her Natural life, and My Will is that if 
Either of My Said Grandsons dye without Issue Lawfully be- 
gotten of his body that then what I have Given him in this my 
Will shall desend to his Next Eldest brother then Surviving to 
him his heirs and assigns forever, and My Will is that what I 
have Given to My Wife in this My Will Shall be in the Room of 
her dowery or Power of thirds in My Estate, and My Will 
further is that what I have Given herein to My Said Grandsons 
Shall be in full of their mothers Portion in My Estate. I do 
further Give Each of My Said Grandsons the Improvment of a 
Good Cow to be alowed them out of My Estate So long as they 
Shall pay to My Wife as aforesaid. 

Item I Give and bequeath to My Grandson Nicholas Dolofe 
his heirs and assigns forever all My land at white Pine Plain 
whareon he Now lives Except what I Shall otherways dispose of 
in My life time. 

Item I Give and bequeath to My Grand son Thomas Dolofe 
and to My Grand Children which My dafter Lydia Gorden 
deceased had by her husband Jonathan Gorden all My Right 
or Share in the Township Called Gil man Town to be Equal y 
divided among them to be theirs their heirs and assigns forever. 

Item I Give demise and bequeath to the Church Usualy 
Meeting or assembling for the Publick worship of God in the 
New Meeting house lately Errected in Exeter aforesaid on the 
Northerly Side of the high way between doc 1 Josiah Gilmans 
dwelling house and the dwelling house of John Dean My Silver 
Tankard Marked with the letters: N: M : G: to be deliverd into 
the hands of dacon John Lord, or Theoaplus Smith Esq r . or any 



446 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

other Person, whome Said Church Shall appoint to Receve the 
Same, by My Executor hereafter Named, Imediatly after My 
deceas the Said Tankard to be for Said Churches use for Ever. 

Item My Will is that the dwelling house wharein I Now live 
and the buildings ajoyning and the lot of land which I Bought 
of James young on which they Stand, Shall be Sold to the best 
advantage imediatly after Mine and My Wires decease, by My 
Executor and the produce thereof to be Equaly devided between 
My four Granddafters viz Sarah Stevens Patience Stevens 
Sarah Colcord and Sarah Robinson to be theirs and at their 
disposal 1 forever. 

Item I Give and bequeath to My beloved Dafter Mary Col- 
cord all the Residue of My Estate both Real and Personal Not 
heretofore disposed of to be hers her heirs and assigns for ever. 

Finally I do hereby Constitute appoint Make and ordain My 
Son in Law Edward Colcord My Sole Executor of this my last 
Will and Testament, and do hereby utterly Revoke dissanull and 
dissalow all other and former Wills and Testaments Made or 
Expressed to be Made by Me, Ratifieing and Confirming this 
as My last Will and Testament. In W 7 ittness Whareof I have 
hereunto Set My hand and Seal the day and year first above 
written. 

Signed Sealed Published Pro- his 

nounced and declared by the Nicholas X Gorden 

Said Nicholas Gorden as his Mark 

last Will and Testament in the 
Presents of us the Subscribers 

Edward Gilman 

John Bowden 

Sam 11 Gilman 

[Proved July 27, 1748, and probate suspended.] 

[Caveat by Patience Stevens, widow, James Gordon, Jonathan 
Gordon, and Benoni Gordon, infant, July 27, 1748, against the 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 447 

probate of the will on the ground that the testator was incom- 
petent.] 

[Meriah Gordon, widow, waives the will of her husband, 
Nicholas Gordon, Aug. 31, 174S, and claims dower.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 26, 1748; amount, £2599.14.3; signed by 
Samuel Gilman and John Light.] 



RICHARD DOWNING 1747 NEWINGTON 

In the Name of God Amen I Richard Downing of Ncwington 
in the Province of New Hampshire Yeoman * * * 

Imprimis my Will is that my just Debts & Funeral Charges 
be paid by my Executrix herein after named out of my Personal 
Estate within Convenient time after my Decease and wiiatever 
Remains of my Personal Estate after the payment of the said 
Debts & Charges I Give & bequeath the same to my Said Execu- 
trix to be at her Disposal or use as she shall See fit and I do 
hereby Nominate & Appoint Allice Downing my beloved wife 
to be Sole Executrix of this my last Will & Testament 

Item I give & Devise to my said Wife the Sole use & Improve- 
ment of all my Real Estate during her Natural Life only Ex- 
cepting my Right of Land in the Township of Barnstead 

Item I give and Devise to my Cousin Richard Downing all my 
Estate Right & Title to any & all my Lands in the said Township 
of Barnstead to hold to him his Heirs & assigns and as to the 
Reversion of my other Real Estate I dispose thereof as follows 
that is to Say after the Decease of my said Wife I give & Devise 
all my Real Estate Excepting that in Barnstead afores' 1 unto 
my said Cousin Richard & Allice Downing his wife & to their 
Heirs cs: Assigns forever. Lastly 1 do hereby Revoke all other 
Wills & Testaments by me heretofore made. In Witness whereof 
I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal the Second Day of April 



448 NEW HAM PSI URIC WILLS 

Anno Domini 1747 and in the twentieth Year of His Majesty's 
Reign 

Signed Sealed & Declared Richard Downing 

by the said Richard Downing 
as his Last Will & Testament 
In Presence of us 

Jacob Tread we II 

William Parker 

Zerviah Parker 

William Parker jun r 

[Proved Oct. 30, 1754.] 

[Bond of Alice Downing, widow, with Richard Downing, 
gentleman, as surety, both of Newington, in the sum of £1000, 
Oct. 30, 1754, f° r tnc execution of the will; witnesses, Jonathan 
Blanchard and William Parker. 1 



WILLIAM MOORE 1747 STRATHAM 

In The name of God amen the fourteenth Day of April in the 
year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and fourty seven 
I William moore of Stretham in the province of Newhampshire 
Esq r * * * 

Imprimis I give and bequeth unto my beloved son william 
moore all my Lands in Stratham below the Country road Down 
to the Salt river together with all my marsh Joyning to Said 
Land and all the priviledges and appurtinances thereunto be- 
longing together with all my houses and out houses and what 
soever Else may be found on said Land and I also give unto him 
my said son William one halfe of my Land that I have in new- 
markit in the townshipe ot Exetar which Land was a grand 
from Exetar the bounds may be known by said grant and my 
will is that he take his half at that end Joyning to the Land I 
fomarly sold to healy I also give him one halfe my stock of 
Creturs that' I shall Dye seasd of that both neat Cattcl sheep 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 449 

horses and swine and my best fiarlock gun and my sword and 
one thurd part of my houshold stufe Exepting one bed and 
furniture which I shall here aftar Dispose of — and all the 
money I Leave at my Descs I give him also: on Condition he 
shall pay my feunirel Charg and Doctars and all my Just Debts 
to him and his heirs forever 

Item I give and bequeth to my belove Son Thomas moore 
all my Land in Stretham Lying betwen Jonathan Clarks and 
Thomas Yeseys Joyning to the road that is betwe Levets Land 
and my Land togcthar with the hous and barn on Said Land with 
all the privileges belonging to Said Land and a pecse of flats 
Lying in Exetar in the boad Cove so Caled at the south side 
of the krick at the Lore end and riming over the krick towards 
the uppar end to the north sid of the krick and a strip of marsh 
Joyning to it and also my Eacer of marsh on Exetar sid of the 
revir a littel below my hous and Liberty to Land his hay and 
thatch on the Land I have given to my son william and Lebirty 
to pas and repas threw said Land to the Country road to hall of 
his hay not to Damnihe his brothar in going out of the parth or 
Leaveing open geats or bars — and I give him all my wright in 
the townshipe of Bow and one firelock gun and one quarta part 
of my stock of Creturs I shall Dye seasd of both neat Cattel 
sheepe horses and swine — and I also give him one thurd of my 
houshold stuff Exepting one bed and furniture that shall here 
aftar Dispose of this I give to him and his heirs for ever — 

Itim I give and bequeth unto my beloved Daughter mary 
Coker one half of my Land I have in Newmarkit which Land my 
fathar had by a grant from Exetar — and I also give her two 
peses of marsh I have in Exetar the one Cald the half way 
poynt the othar prays and all my wrigh in Gilmantown and I 
also give her one quartar of my stock of Creturs both neat Cattel 
sheepe horses and swine that I shall Dye seasd of and one bed 
and furniture and one thurd part of all my othar houshold stuff 
and a stripe of Land betwen the County road and Levets fence 
on the Este sid of the road oxer against my son Cokcrs hous all 

29 



450 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

this to her and her hears forever and my will is that whatsoever 
Land may be mead to appear to be mine shall be Equilly betwen 
my thre Childrin william moore Thomas moore and mary Coker 
and my will is that my son william shall have all my wearing 
Close which I Constitute and appoynt my sold Executar of this 
my Last will and testement and I Do hereby utterly Disalow 
revoke and make voade all other or formor wills or testements by 
me in any ways before made rati rung and Confirming this and 
no othar to be my Last will and testement in witnes whereof I 
have here unto Seat my hand and Seal the Day and year above 
written 

sighned sealed published and Willim moore 

pronounsed this to be my Last 
will and testement in presences of 

Joseph palmer 

Jonathan Ffifeild 

Benjmin Levet 

[Proved Sept. 18, 1747.] 



HUGH REED 1747 NEWCASTLE 

In the Name of God Amen I Hugh Reed of New Castle in 
the Province of New-Hampshire in New England Gentleman 
being by the Providence of God many ways put in mind of 
my mortality * * * 

For the Love and affection I bare to my wife Margaret Reed 
I give and bequeath to her all my Real & Personal Estate of 
what kind and Quality Soever and wheresoever found (She 
paying all my Justs Debts & funeral charges out of the Same) 
to be and Remain to her and her heirs in fee Simple forever and 
by these presents I also appoint her the Said Margaret Sole 
Executrix of this my last will & Testament 

In witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal this 
fifteenth Day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand 
Seven hundred & forty Seven and in the Twentieth year cf the 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 45 1 

Reign of his majestic George the Second King of Great Brittain 
<S: Ireland &c 

Signed Sealed Published & I )e- Hugh Reed 

clared by the S' 1 Hugh Reed to 
be his Last will & Testament In 
presence of us the Subscribers — 

John Blunt 

Margrt Clark 

Xath 1 Sargent 

[Proved Dec. 28, 1757.] 

[Bond of Margaret Reed, widow, with Nathaniel Sargent, Jr., 
physician, as surety, both of Newcastle, in the sum of £1000, 
Dec. 28, 1757, for the execution of the will; witnesses, David 
Sewall and William Parker.] 

ATKINS KENNARD 1747 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Atkins Kennard of Ports- 
mouth, cordwainer, granted to his father, John Kennard of 
Portsmouth, mariner, April 29, 1747.] 



JOHN LOGGIN 1747 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Loggin of Portsmouth, 
gentleman, granted to Ebenezer Wentworth, Jr., of Portsmouth, 
shopkeeper, April 29, 1747.] 

[Warrant, April 29, 1747, authorizing Hunking Wentworth 
and Daniel Rogers, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, July 29, 1747; amount, £33.0.0; signed by Hunk- 
im> Wentworth and Daniel Rogers. 1 



EPHRAIM PHILBRICK 1747 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of Ephraim Philbrick of Exeter 
granted to his son, Benjamin Philbrick of Rye, yeoman. April 
29, I747-] 



452 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory, May 2, 1747; amount, £639.11.10.1; signed by 
Nicholas Perry man and Robert Light. 

[Petition of Benjamin Philbrick of Exeter, blacksmith, 
administrator, March 29, 1749, for license to sell real estate of 
Ephraim Philbrick of Exeter, blacksmith.] 

[Warrant, April 12, 1751, authorizing Samuel Oilman, Robert 
Light, gentleman, Benjamin Thing, yeoman, John Oilman, 
joiner, and Nathaniel Bartlett, Jr., tanner, all of Exeter, to 
divide the real estate; mentions widow, Martha Philbrick, oldest 
son, Benjamin Philbrick, and sons, Joseph Philbrick and John 
Philbrick, who have died, without issue, since their father.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 31, 1752, authorizing Samuel Oilman, Ben- 
jamin Thing, yeoman, Robert Light, John Oilman, 3d, and 
Nathaniel Bartlett, Jr., gentlemen, all of Exeter, to divide the 
real estate.] 

Province of \ By Vertue of A Warrant From The 

New hamps* J Hon ble Andrew Wiggin Esq 1 " Judge of the 
Probate of Wills & c For the Said Province to us the Subscrib- 
ers to Divide the Real Estate of Ephraim Philbrick late of 
Exeter Blacksmith Deceased to & among the Widow and heirs 
of the Said Deceased 

And in order for the More Convenient Divideing the same 
into Lots we have laid a way of twenty feet wide in the land by 
the Little River in order to Come at their Lots and is bounded 
as followeth begining at a Stake Standing on the South side of 
said River by the way that Leads to Joseph scribners house 
forty thre Rods from said River and then Runs Northerly twenty 
feet on said way to the River and then Runs that breadth 
North sixty Eight D r West Eighty three Rods to the lot here- 
after Laid out to Betty [Elizabeth erased] 

I st and first to the Widow Martha Philbrick we have Laid 
out to her for her Dower the following Peices of Land And first 
about Eight Rod & one halic in the home Lot with halte the 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 453 

house which Stands on the same & is bounded as foloweth 
begining at the middle of the well in said Lot on the Easterly 
side of the house and then Runs North sixty nine drg a west 
through the middle of the house to the way and then binding 
upwards on said way three Rods to the Lot hereafter set off to 
Benjamin and then south sixty nine D° East three Rods and 
then on a strait line to the bounds first mentioned with the 
Privilege of one third of the Cellar and another Peice of Land in 
the medow by the Little River and is bounded as foloweth 
Containing about thirteen acres Begining at a stake four Rods 
and one Quarter from the North East Corner of Said Land on 
the north sid of the River by the high way and then Runs North 
fifty seven De r west thirty four Rod and then Runs south 
thirty seven D r west to the River and then bounding up said 
River to a tree spotted on four sides which is the North East 
Corner of the Lot hereafter set off to [Elizabeth erased] Betty 
and then Runs South Eight Deg s west till it Comes within 
twenty Rods of the way which we Laid and then Runs South 
Eighty D s East to the River and bounds Down on said River to 
the high way and then Runs binding on said way to the first 
bounds 

and we do set of to Said Widow for her Proportion of Johns 
Share being One Sixth Part of one seventh Who Died since his 
father and is bounded as followeth begining at the Northeast 
Corner of the Land by the Little River and then Runs Southerly 
on the way four Rods & one Quarter to the Land set of to said 
widow for her Dower and then Extends that breath North 
fifty seven Deg s west thirty four Rod to Cap* Dan 11 Gilmans 
Land 

2 ,! To Benjamin Eldest son to said Dec d we have set for his 
two Shares and for one Sixth of a share the lolowing Peices of 
Land and bounded them as followeth One Peice in the home 
lot begining at the North Easterly Corner by the high way and 
then Runs North forty six de s west two Rod 8z ten feet to a 
stake and then Runs south twenty five Deg s west five Rod and 



454 N 7 EVV HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

then North sixty nine d° west three Rod to the way and then 
S° twenty two D e west one Rod three feet and hafe and then 
south fifty seven I> East five Rod ec seven feet and then on a 
strait line to the first hounds 

and one Peice of Land by the Little River Containing about 
nine acres and is bounded as followeth begining on the South 
side of the Little River by the way near the bridge and then 
Runs binding on said way southerly thirty three Rod & twelve 
feet to a Stake and then Runs North 68 D west Ten Rod and 
then South: 10 L> west Eight Rod and then North: 68: De 3 
west fifty two Rod then North: 8 De s East twenty five Rod 
to the widows share and then runs south So Deg r East to the 
River and then Down the River to the first bounds, with the 
Blacksmiths Shop which stand on the home lot 

3 d to Ichabod Thusten who is Administrator to Joseph the 
second son of the said Deceased we have set of for Mis Single 
Share and one Sixth of a share the folowing Peice of Land being 
Nine acres and halfe an is bounded as foloweth Begining at 
South Easterly Corner of the Pasture by the high way and then 
Runs binding on said way twenty seven Rod to the way Laid 
out in the said Land and then Runs North Sixty Eight De 3 
west binding on said way Eighty thre Rod to a stake and then 
Runs south: 8: Deg s west five Rod and one Quater To the fence 
on the south side of the said Pature and then binding Easterly 
on said fence to the first bounds 

4 To Treworthy third son to the said Deceased we have set 
off for his single share and one Sixth of a Share nine Rod of Land 
and halfe the house (Excepting his Mother haveing the Privilege 
of one third of the Cellar During her life) and is bounded as 
followeth begining at the Middle of the Well aforesaid and then 
Runs North sixty nine Deg* west through the middle of said 
house to the high way and then bounding on said way till it 
Comes to the way by the water side and then binding on said 
way by the water side south forty six D° East thre Rod & four 
feet and halfe to Benj m Lot and then Runs binding on Benja- 
mins Lot to the first bounds 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 455 

and one halfc acre of Land in the Pasture and is bounded as 
foloweth begining at the north side of the Way Laid out in the 
Pasture & by the way to the Little River and from thenc binding 
on said way to the River North ten Dcg r East Eight Rod and 
then to Extend that breadth North sixty Eight west ten Rod 

5 To [Elizabeth erased] Betty Thusten Daughter of said 
Deceased we have set of for her single share and one sixth of a 
share Nine acres of Land and binding as followeth begining at 
a stake standing by the fence in the Pasture rive Rod & one 
Quarter South Eight D s west from the Stake that is at the West 
End of the way Laid out in said Land and then Runs North 
Eigh Deg s East to the Little River and then it Runs Northerly 
up by the River and southerly by the fence till it Comes to the 
wester most end of the Land and is all that Part of the Land 
that Lays to the west of that line that Runs North Eight D 3 
East to the River 

6 To Martha Daughter of the Said Deceased We have set off 
for her single share and for one Sixth Part of a Share the follow- 
ing Peices of Land and bounded them as followeth the first in 
the home lot begining at the south westerly Cornor of the Lot 
set off to Benj 11 by the high way that Leads from Elias Lads to 
John Rices and Runs binding on Benj as Lot south fifty seven 
D e E fc five Rod and seven feet to a stake and then Runs south 
twenty two Deg s West till it Comes to M r Peter Coffins land and 
then Runs North : 49: Deg s west live rod and one Quarter to the 
High way and then Riming on said way to the bounds first men- 
tioned being seventeen Rod & one halfe with the barn standing 
on Said Land 

and another Peice of Land in the Pasture being two acres and 
one halfe and sixteen Rod and is Bounded as followeth begining 
at the South Westerly Corner of that Peice of Land Laid out 
Benj a in the Pasture being twenty thre Rod from the head of 
the way laid out in said Pasture and then Runs North Eigh 
Deg s East twenty five Rods to the Land set off to the said widow 
and then North Eighty Deg s west to the Land set off to Eliza- 
beth and then Runs south Eigh Deg s west twenty Rod to the 



45^ NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

way Laid out aforesaid and then binding on said way south 
sixty Eigh Deg s East to the first bounds 
Dateed at Exeter April the 15 th 1752 

John Oilman v y' 
Robert Light: 
Xath' 1 Bartlett J r 

[Allowed April 29, 1752.] 

[Warrant, Now 22, 1769, authorizing Daniel Oilman, John 
Riee, Noah Emery, Daniel Tilton, and Samuel Brooks, all of 
Exeter, to divide the widow's dower, she being deceased.] 

Province of 1 Pursuant to a Warrant From the 

New Hampshire J Hon l,le John Wentworth Esq r Judge of 
Probate &c for Said Province Appointing us the Subscribers a 
Committee to Divide that part of the Real Estate of Ephraim 
Philbrick late of Exeter in Said Province Deceased Intestate 
which was Assigned to Martha the Widow of Said Deceased as 
her Dower of his Estate, which now falls by her Decease to be 
Divided Among the Heirs of Said Intestate as the Law Directs— 
I 4 We have Accordingly Divided the Same and Sett off to the 
Heirs and Legal Representatives of Benjamin Philbrick the 
Eldest Son of Said Deceas'd a Piece of Land Containing about 
Five acres more or less being that part of the Said Dower which 
lyes Westerly & Southerly of the Little river So Called and is 
bounded as Follows viz Beginning at the Corner of the Fence at 
the South westerly Corner of Said Dower, And from thence to 
run South about Eighty Degrees East Twenty Eight rods to 
the Edge of the Said Little river, then to run up by the Said 
river Northerly & Westerly about Fifty five rods till it Comes 
to a Spotted Beach tree Standing near the Said River, Thence 
to run South Eight Degrees West Twenty Six rods to the 
bounds first begun at, To Hold to the Said heirs & Legal repre- 
sentatives of the Said Benjamin Philbrick For their Two Shares 
of the Said Dower, in Severalty Forever. — 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 457 

2 (1 And to Betty Thurstin a Daughter of the Said Intestate 
We have Sett off For her Share in the Said Dower a Piece of 
Land lying Northerly and Easterly of the Said Little river 
Containing about three Acres more or less hounded as Follows 
viz begining at the Said River on the Westerly Side of the high- 
way leading to the Neck so Called, & near the bridge, and from 
thence to run Northerly by the Said highway Sixteen rods & an 
half to a Stake ec Stones and thence North Fifty Seven Degrees 
West Twenty one rods to a Stake <x Stones Thence South about 
Twelve Degrees West, about Twelve rods to a Small White 
oak Tree marked Standing on the Edge of the Bank near the 
Meadow Thence South Thirty two Degrees West to the river, 
Then down the Said River to the Said highway to the bounds 
begun at. — To Hold to the Said Betty Thurstin in Severalty 
Forever. — 

3 dl >' And to Martha Moore the other Daughter of the Said 
Intestate We have Sett off for her Share in the Said Dower a 
Piece of Land lying Northerly & Easterly of the Said River 
Containing about three Acres more or less bounded as Follows 
viz* begining at the Westermost End of the Twenty one rods 
line aforesaid (riming North fifty Seven Degrees West from the 
Said highway being the Northerly bounds of that part herein 
before Sett off to Betty Thurstin) and from thence to run North 
Fifty Seven Degrees West about Sixteen rods to an old Ditch 
fence to the land heretofore belonging to Daniel Gilman Esq r 
and thence South about Forty Degrees West about Eleven rods 
to the River, Then down the Said river bounding on the Same 
to the Southermost End of the aforesaid Line riming South 
thirty two Degrees West from the white oak on the Edge of the 
Bank to the river aforementioned (in the bounds of Betty 
Thurstin's Share) and from thence to run North thirty two 
Degrees East to the Said oak tree and from thence North about 
twelve Degrees East about Twelve rods to the bounds begun at 
at the Westermost End of the Twenty one rods line aforesaid. 
To Hold to the Said Martha Moore in Severalty Forever — 



45§ 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 



Done at Exeter aforesaid this Twenty ninth clay of August 
Anno Domini, one Thousand Seven hundred and Seventy. 
I 770.— John Rice ] 

Noah Emery \ Committee 
Sam 1 Brooks J 
[Allowed Nov. 24, 1777.] 




NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 459 

SAMUEL PAGE 1747 HAMPTON 

In the name of God Amen this thirtyeth Day of April Anno 
Domini 1747 In the twentieth year of his majestyes Reign Georg 
the second King over Grate Britain <xc I Samuel Page of Hamp- 
ton in the Province of New Hampshier in new England yeoman 
being weak and Inferm of bodey * * * 

Imprimas I Give and bequeth to Mary my beloved wife all 
that she brought with her I also give to my said wife the trunk 
that I had of M r William Hookley my said wife also to have 
twelve Pounds in money of the old tenor or in good marchant- 
able Pay at the Price of such old tenor money yearly and Every 
year Paid her by my son Stephen Page Dureing her widowhood 
or liveing in this town she also to have two milks Gows found 
her by my s d son Stephen Page Dureing her widowhood liveing 
in this town onely he to have their Calves and he to take them 
of at three weeks old he also to find the wintering and summering 
of said Cows // my said wife also to have six Cord of fier wood 
found her one Cord by my son Samuel Page and one Cord by 
my son Benjamin Page and my son Stephen Page to find fouer 
Cord of it yearly and every year Dureing her widowhood liveing 
in this town // my said wife also to have the lower Room in the 
westly End of my Dwelling house and Part of the Cellar and 
Part of the orchard and the Improvement of my best bed and 
beding belonging to it // and also the one half of my moveables 
within Dores Dureing the time of her widowhood liveing in 
this town and after she hath Done useing said bed my son Stephen 
Pages Daughter Ann to have it with the beding belonging to it 
my said wife also to have six Pound waight of sheeps wool and 
one fat lamb found her yearly and every year Dureing her widow- 
hood in this town by my son Stephen Page— 

I tarn I Give and bequeth to my beloved son Solomon Page 
the wood on one acre of land which I have laying on the northly 
side of hogpen Road in the third west Division in said Hamp- 
ton I also give to my said son Solomon Page thirty seven 



460 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Pounds and ten shillings in money old tenor to be Paid by my 
son Stephen Page in one year after my Decease — 

I tarn I give and bequeth to my beloved son Samuel Page the 
lott of land on which his Dwelling house stands with three lott 
of land on the southly side of the Road that is on the southly of 
his said house in the third west Division in said Hampton where 
my saw mill is excepting onely the Privilidg of a way and a 
place to lay loggs at the saw mill in the same which Privilidg 
my son Benjamin is to have // I also give to my said son Samuel 
Page four acres of marsh which I had of Benjamin Moulton 
and also two acres of marsh which I had of Moses Elkins I also 
give to my said son Samuel Page two third Parts of my Saw 
mill 

I tarn I give and bequeth to my beloved son Benjamin Page 
three lotts of land where his Dwelling house stands laying be- 
tween land of Jeamcs Present and land of James fogg in the 
second west Division in Hampton with two lotts and one half 
of land laying in the first west Division in said Hampton laying 
between land of John Pages // and also five acres of marsh that 
was my father Pages which layeth near the old landing Place in 
said Hampton and also four acres of marsh more or less as it is 
which I had of Peter Garland // with two acres of marsh which 
I had of Jacob Bars ford and also one acre and one half of marsh 
laying below the town Bridg which I had of Peter Garland the 
uper end of it more or less as it is // I also Give to my said son 
Benjamin Page one third Part of my saw mill with the Privilidg 
of a way to it and a convenient Place to lay loggs there onely he 
is not to sell his Part and Privilidg to said mill to any but his 
Brother Samuel Page — 

I tarn I Give and bequeth to my beloved son Stephen Page 
my Dwelling house and Barn and all my buildings and orchard 
that are on my home Place in said Hampton Excepting onely 
my Wifes Privilidg as above said // I also give to my said son 
Stephen Page all my land in my home Place where my Dwelling 
house is and adjoining thereto and all my medow adjoining 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 46 1 

thereto // four score acres more or less // with three acres of 
meclow which I had of timothy Darlton and also my two lotts of 
land laying in the second north Division in said Hampton on 
the eastly side of taylers River 

I also give to my said son Stephen one acre and one half of 
marsh below the town Bridg which had of Peter Garland the 
lower v\u\ next to the River with all my stock of Cattle with 
all my moveabls within Dorcs which I have not here in other 
ways Disposed of // I also give to my said son Stephen all my 
husbandrey Implements and all Creditts Due to me by Bonds 
or other ways // my said son Stephen Page to Pay Ann the 
Daughter of my son Samuel Page five Pounds in money old 
tenor // he also to Pay Hipzibeth the Daughter of my son 
Solomon Page five Pounds in money old tenor // said Payments 
to be made to each when they come of age — 

I tarn I Give and bequeth to my beloved Daughter Prudence 
Hilton the house and land which I bought of Joseph Shaw the 
land where the house is and all the land in the winmill lott so 
Called which I bought of said Shaw with the Barn upon it laying 
in said Hampton // but if she should Dye with out Children or 
Child of her own bodey then the Said land and buildings which 
I had of said Shaw to be my Grandson Lemeuil Pages the son of 
my said son Solomon Page // and If said Lemeuel should Dye 
before he Comes to the age of one and twenty years or with out 
heirs then said house and land to be the eldest son then liveing 
of said Solomon Page // I also give to my said Daughter Pru- 
dence Hilton a silver Cup and If she Dyes without Children then 
said cup to be Hipzibcths the Daughter of my Said son Solo- 
mon — 

Itam I Give and bequeth to my beloved Daughter Elezebth 
Tobe lour lots of land which I have laying in the third west 
Division in said Hampton on the north side of hogpen Road 
laying between land that was Decon Shaws and land of Ebenezer 
Brown // and after her Decease her eldest son to have said four 
lotts of land and If he should Dve with out Children or Child 



462 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

then the said four lots to he her other Childrens and If all her 
Children should Dye without heirs of their own bodey then the 
Children of my sons Stephen and Benjamin to have the said 
lots // Saveing onely the wood of one acre of Said land which I 
herein give to my son Solomon Page — 

I tarn I Give to Ann Tobe Daughter of my Daughter Eleze- 
bth Tobe one bed and all the furniture of it at my Decease 

I tarn I Give to Mary Tobe Daughter of my Daughter Eleze- 
beth Tobe one tankerd and two Puter Platers at my Decease — ■ 

I tarn I give to my granson Samuel the son of my son Ben- 
jamin Page my silver shou Buckles — 

I tarn I give to my granson Samuel the son of my son Stephen 
my Cane — 

I tarn I Give Ann the Daughter of my son Stephen Page my 
bed after my wifes Decease and all the furnituer belonging to 
it— 

I Do Likewise Constitute make and ordain my sons Stephen 
Page and Benjamin Page to be my Executors of this my last 
will and tcstiment and I Do hereby utterly Revoke Disalow and 
make void and Disanull all and Every other former testiments 
wills Leagusies and bequests and Executors by me in any wise 
before named willed and bequested Ratifieing and Conferming 
this and no other to be my last will and testiment In wittness 
where of the said Samuel Page hath here unto sett his hand and 
seal on the Day and year above written 

Signed Sealed Published Pro- Samuel Page 

nounced and Declared by the 
said Samuel Page to be his last 
will and testiment In the Pres- 
ence of us the Subscribers 

Simon Dow 

nathan blake 

Samuel Palmer Junr 

[Proved Jan. 29, 1755, Benjamin Page declining to act as 
executor. Probate Records, vol. 13. p. 170.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 463 

EBENEZER WRIGHT 1746 LITCHFIELD 

[Bond cf John Taylor of Litchfield, husbandman, with Samuel 
Rankin of Londonderry as surety, in the sum of £500, April 30, 
1746, for the administration of the estate of Ebenezer Wright 
of Litchfield, husbandman; witnesses, William Parker and 
Mark Hunking, Jr.] 

[Wincoll Wright, of Dunstable, minor, aged more than 
fourteen years, his father and mother being dead, makes choice 
of Jonathan Snow of Dunstable as his guardian June n, 1746.] 

[Guardianship of Wincoll Wright, son of Ebenezer Wright, 
granted to Jonathan Snow, yeoman, Dec. 31, 1746.] 

[Bond of Jonathan Snow, with William Lancey, yeoman, and 
Robert Walker, cordwainer, as sureties, all of Dunstable, in the 
sum of £500, Dec. 31, 1746; witnesses, William Parker and 
Mark Hunking, Jr.] 



DANIEL MESERVE 1747 DOVER 

In the Name of God Amen the first Day of May in the year 
of our lord one thousand Seven hundred fourty and Seven I 
Daniel Meserve of Dover in New Hampshire In New England 
husbandman being aged & Well Stricken in years * * * 

Item I give and Bequeath to my loving Wife Dobarah all my 
Personall Estate of whatt Nature or kind soever to be to her & 
her heirs and assigns forever — 

Item I give and bequeath to my beloved Son Daniel Meserve 
that thirty acres of land that he now liveth on which was granted 
to me and laid out to me by the Inhabitance of the Town of 
Dover and also the thirty acres of land adjoyning that I bought 
of the Starbords and five acres of land it being one Sixth part 
of the thirty acres of Land given me by the Town of Dover 
Commonly Called my Common Right to be to my Said Son 
Daniel with the Priviledges and appurtences thereto belonged — 



464 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

to have and to hold to him and his heirs and assigns forever and 
it is my Will and Pleasure that my Said Son Daniel pay to Eaeh 
of my two Eldest Daughter Viz Elizabeth Libbey Widow and 
Mary Meador the Wife of Daniel Mcador fifty Shillings Lawfull 
Money or bills of Credit in the Province aforesaid of the new 
tenor to be Paid within two years after my Decease — 

Item I give and bequeath to my beloved Son John Meserve 
that thirty acres of land on the South Side of Oyster river on the 
Right hand of the path that Leads from the mast way (So Called) 
over Said Oyster river which land was granted to me by the 
Town of Dover and laid out to me there near where Ebenezer 
Davis now liveth and five acres of land it being one Sixth part 
of the thirty acres of land given to me by the Town of Dover 
Commonly (Called) my Common Right with the Priviledges 
and appurtenances thereto belonging to be to him my Said Son 
John to have & to hold to him his heirs and assigns forever and 
it is my Will and Pleasure that he my Said Son John Pay to my 
Daughter Anna Nute the wife of James Nute fifty Shillings of 
lawfull money within two years after my Decease to her & her 
heirs & assings forever 

Item I give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Elizabeth 
Libbey fifty Shillings of lawfull money in Xew Hampshire 
aforesaid to be paid to the Said Elizabeth by my aforesaid Son 
Daniel within two years after my Decease as aforesaid to be to 
her my Said Daughter Elizabeth and her heirs and assigns 
forever — 

Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary Meador the 
W T ife of Daniel Meador fifty Shillings Lawfull money in 
New Hampshire aforesaid to be paid to the Said Mary by my 
aforesaid Son Daniel within two years after my Decease as 
aforesaid to be to her my Said Daughter Mary and her heirs and 
assigns forever — 

Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Ann Nute the Wife 
of James Nute fifty Shillings Lawfull money in Xew Hampshire 
aforesaid to be paid to the Said Ann by my afores' 1 John within 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 465 

two years after my Decease as aforesaid to he to her my Said 
Daughter Ann and her heirs and assigns forever — 

Item I Give & bequeath to my beloved Daughter Tamson 
Pinkham the wife of Stephen Pinkham fifty Shillings Lawfull 
money in New Hampshire aforesaid to be paid to the Said 
Tamson by my Son Clement hereafter mentioned within two 
years after my Decease as hereafter mentioned to be to my Said 
Daughter Tamson her heirs ec assigns forever 

Item I give & bequeath to my beloved Son Clement Meserve 
all the rest and Residue of my Real Estate both in Dover & 
Rochester of what nature or kind soever or where ever it Shall 
or may be found or hereafter appear Except What I have herein 
given to my Other Sons and Daughters as aforesaid to be to my 
Said Son Clement With the Priviledges and appurtenances 
thereto belonging — to have and to hold to him his heirs and 
assigns forever my further will is that my Said Son Clement pay 
unto my Daughter Tamson Pinkham the Wife of Stephen Pink- 
ham fifty Shillings Lawfull money in New Hampshire Within 
two years after my Decease as aforesaid And I Do hereby make 
Ordain & appoint my Said Son Clement my Soul Executor of 
this my Last Will & Testament and I do hereby Revoke Disan- 
null and make Void all former wills and Testaments by me 
heretofore made — In Witness whereof I the Said Daniel Meserve 
to this my last Will and Testament have Set my hand & affixt 
my Seal the Day and year first above Written — 

Signed Sealed Published & De- Daniel Meserve 

clared by the Testator in the Pre- 
sence of us whose Names are Sub- 
scribed as Witnesses and by us in 
the Presence of the Testator — 

Jonathan Gushing 

Ichabod Bodge 

James Lumox 

[Proved June 30, 1756.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 19, p. 571.! 
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466 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

SAMUEL ALCOCK 1747 PORTSMOUTH 

[Warrant,. May 8, 1747, authorizing John Hart and Cutt 
Shannon, both of Portsmouth, gentlemen, to appraise the estate 
of Samuel Alcock of Portsmouth, boat-builder, administration 
of which is granted to Joseph Alcock of Portsmouth, glazier.] 

[Inventory, May 27, 1747; amount, £209.2.6; signed by John 
Hart and Cutt Shannon.] 

[List of claims against the estate March 26, 1749; amount, 
£414.4.6; signed by H. Wentworth and John Hart.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate; 
receipts, £314.3.0; expenditures, £108.6.0; Allowed Aug. 1, 1 7 5 1 . ] 

[Settlement of the estate as insolvent Aug. 1, 1751 .] 



NATHAN WHITE 1747 NEWCASTLE 

In the Name of God Amen, the Twelve th Day of May Seven- 
teen hundred and fourty Seven. I Nathan White of New Castle 
in the Province of New Hampshire in New England Cooper 
being Sick and weak in Body * * * 

Imprimis, I give and bequeath to Elizabeth my dearly be- 
loved wife all my household Goods and moveable Effects by Her 
to be given, sold, or disposed of as She may think proper for Her 
comfortable Support and Maintai nance together with the Use 
of my whole dwelling House during her Natural Life and if any 
of the Moveable Effects and Household Goods Should be left 
after Her Death & Burial its my desire they may be equally 
divided amongst our Children 

Item, I give and bequeath to my son Nathan White his Heirs 
and Assigns for ever the Land on which his House Stands and 
the South west corner of my Garden bounded as follows Viz 
Measuring eight feet from my son Nathans back Door down 
towards the river and then run to the well and so along to mv 



N T EW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 467 

Garden Fence and then along as my Fence runs by Joseph New- 
march Esqs Barn up to the Corner of my Garden by the high 
way and from thence to my Said Son Nathan's House and also 
I give unto my said son Nathan his Heirs and assigns forever a 
piece of Land at the Fast End of my Land that lays down by 
the Beech called Sandy Beech which may be known by a line 
running a Cross the End of my Land by the North East End of 
a Great Rock that lays some Small distance from a pond on the 
North side of said rock up to Cap 1 Thomas Bells Fence formerly 
Theodore Atkinsons Esq rs — 

Item, I give and bequeath to my son Joshua White his Heirs 
and assigns for ever all my right in the town ship of Epsom in 
the Province of New Hampshire- 
Item, I give and bequeath to my son Robert White His 
Heirs and assigns for ever besides what I have given him before 
twenty pounds old tenor — 

Item I give to my Daughter Elizabeth Branscombe Her 
Heirs and Assigns for ever besides what I have given Her here- 
tofore ten pounds old tenor — 

Item I give and bequeath to my son Solomon White and his 
Heirs my dwelling House standing on said New Castle He allow- 
ing my wife Elizabeth aforesaid the LJse of it during her Life 
together with the Wharf, Shop, warehouse and Lands thereunto 
belonging excepting what I have given to my son Nathan with 
all the appurtenances and priviledgcs thereunto belonging and 
also my Just Debts He paying out twenty pounds old tenor to 
my son Robert White And ten pounds old tenor to my Daughter 
Elizabeth Branscombe & likewise paying all my Just Debts and 
Funeral Charges and I do likewise Constitute, make and ordain 
my son Solomon my sole Executor of this my last will and Testa- 
ment. And [ do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannul 
all and every other former Testaments, wills, Legacies and 
Bequests, and Executors by me in any ways before Named 
willed and Bequeathed, Ratifying and confirming this and no 
other to be my last will and Testament. In witness whereof, 



468 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the day and Year above 
written 

Signed, Sealed, published, pro- Nathan White 

nounced & declared by the Said 
Nathan White as his last will 
and Testament in the presence 
of us the Subscribers 

John Pearce 

meshach Bell Ju r 

Jos: Newmarch 

[Proved June 24, 1747.] 



JOSEPH MERRILL 1747 STRATHAM 

In The Name of God Amen the fourteenth Day of May in 
the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fourty 
seven I Joseph Merril of Stretham in the Province of Newhamp- 
shire yeoman being very sick and weak in body * * * 

Imprimis as Respecting my beloved wife Sarah merril I made 
an agreement with her before marage what she was to have 
out of my Esteat for her Dowre and that I order my Executar 
hereaftar to be named to pay according to said agreement and 
I give her a pear of silk goves over and above 

Item I give and bequeth unto my beloved Granson Elyas 
merril sixty Eacers of Land to him his heirs and assigns forever — 
which Land shall begen at the southestarly End of my Land 
and run norwest as my Land runs the whol bredth untill the full 
Complement of sixty acres be mad up with all that is on said 
Land and all the priviledges and apurtinances thereunto belong- 
ing or anyways appartaining — and I also give him one yoak 
ol young oxen two Cows six sheep one liar Lock gun one feather 
bed and beding one putar platar two putar pleats one Dish 
Ccttel on Littel pot a frying pan one Chest all to be Delivcrd 
to him at my Deses in the same Condition as I shall Leave 
them — 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 469 

Item I give and bequeth unto my Grandaughter Lidiah 
merril one Cow Depending on her Granfather Roborson ac- 
cording to his promas to give her what he Desind to give her 
mo thai* 

[tern I give and bequeth unto my Daughtar Anne Thomas 
one feathar bed and beding three putar platars nine putar pleats 
two putar besens one poringcr one Iron pot pothooks and tramel 
one galan Glas bottel as I Leave them at my Deses 

Item I give to my Granson Turfs Thomas fifty pounds old 
tener when he Corns to the Eage of twenty one years in good mar- 
chantable pay at the then Currant market prise out of my Esteat 

Item I give and bequeth unto my Grandson Joseph merril 
Thomas fifty pounds old tener to be payd to him when he Corns 
to the Eage of twenty one years in good marchan table pay at 
the then Currant markit prise out of my Esteat 

Item I give and bequeth unto my beloved Son Enoch merril 
whome I Likewise Constitute make and ordain my Sole Execu- 
ter of this my Last will and thestement on Condition he pay 
out of my Esteat my fewneril Charge and all my Just Debts and 
all the Legeses that I have giveen according to this my Last will 
and testement as thay are heretofore mentioned all the Resadue 
of my whol Esteat Exepting what is before named in this my 
Last will and testement both in Lands In Stretham and in Bow 
or any where In any part of the world that shall hereaftar 
appeare to be myne togethar with all my biddings and all my 
parsonels Esteat with in Doars and without to him his heirs 
and assigns forever — 

and I Do hereby utterly Disalow revoke and Disannul all 
and Every othar formor testements wills Legeses and bequest 
and Executars by me in any ways before named willed and 
bequeathed Ratifing and Confirming this and no othar to be 
my Last will and testement in witness whereof I have hereunto 
set my hand and seal in the Day and year above written 

sighned sealed published pro- Joseph merrill 

no u need and D eel eared bv the 



47<> NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Said Joseph merril as his Last 
will and testament in the pres- 
ence of us the subscribers 

Joseph Merrill 

Thomas Brier Juner 

Thomas Glanvil 

[Proved Sept. 29, 1747.] 

[Guardianship of Elias Merrill granted to his father's brother, 
Enoch Merrill of Stratham, yeoman, Sept. 30, 1747.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 172.I 

[Guardianship of Elias Merrill, minor, aged more than four- 
teen years, son of Joseph Merrill, granted to Enoch Merrill of 
Stratham, yeoman, Feb. 9, 1 750/1.] 

[Bond of Enoch Merrill, with Timothy Jones of Stratham and 
John Weeks of Hampton as sureties, in the sum of £1000, Feb. 
9, 1 750/ 1, for the guardianship of Elias Merrill; witnesses, 
•Joseph Mason and Sanborn Chandler.] 



CHRISTOPHER BARTLETT 1747 HAVERHILL DIST. 

The Last Will and Testement of Christepher Bartlit of 
Haverhill District and Province of New Hampshire in New- 
England Gentleman 

Imprimis I Recomcnd my Soul unto the Hands of Almighty 
God who gave it me and my Body to the Earth to be Decently 
Buried at the Discresion of my Executore hereafter Named and 
as Touching Such worldly Estate where with it have pleased 
God to Bless me I give and Dispose of in maner and form follow- 
ing 

firstly I give and Bequeath to Rachel my Dearly beloved 
Wife Twenty pounds New tenor at the End of Six months after 
my Deceass to be paid by my Executore and also Twelve 
pounds three shillings and six pence in as good money as I 
Borrowed of my Wife which I have not paid her as will appear 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 471 

by my Book and also all the Houses stuff and I Ioushokl goods 
that she Brought with her to me and those things that ware 
Bought with money that I Borowed of her: and shall be made as 
good as they were when theiy wear Brought to me I also give 
Her the best swarm of Bees and also ten Pound of tebacko I 
also give her six months Provision of all sorts that I have in my 
House and also six pounds of sheaps woll and ten Pound of flax 

Secondly I give and Bequeath to my Grandson Christepher 
Bartlit son of Nath 11 Bartlit two Acres of Land westerly from 
Nath 11 Bartlit House begining at a stump with stones by the 
Road thence Runing southerly by the Road Twenty four Rods 
to a stake and stones thence Runing westerly so far as to make 
two acres both Ends to be of a wedth 

thirdly I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Hannah Mars- 
ton the sum of one hundred Pounds old tenor to be paid by my 
son Xathaniel Bartlit at or before one full year after my Deceas 

fourthly I give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Su- 
sanna Carlton the sum of one Hundred pounds old tenor to be 
paid by my son John Bartlit at or before the end of one full 
year after my Deceas 

fifthly I give and Bequeath to my Beloved Daughter Mary 
Clement the sum of one Hundred pounds old tenor to be paid 
by my son Jonathan Bartlit at or before one full year after my 
Deceas 

Sixthly I give to my three beloved sons namely Nathaniel 
Bartlit John Bartlit and Jonathan Bartlit all the remainder of 
my Real and Personall Estate: (Excepting what is Nessessery 
for paying sd leageses and my Just Debts and funeral Charges) 
to be by them Equally Divided both in Quontety & Quolety 
and it is my will and pleasure that my son Xathaniel shall have 
his proportion in lands in the Long Hill pasture (so cauled) 
adjoyning to his own land and the rest if any is wanting he shall 
have it off the Northerly part of my whomsted and it is my will 
and Pleasure that my son John Bartlit shall have his Proportion 
of the Southerly part of my whomsted including the Buildings: 



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and it is my will and pleasure that my son Jonathan Bartlit 
shall have his proportion in Lands adjoyning to his own land it" 
there be Enough and if not he shall have it made up out of my 
whomsted And it is my Will and Pleasure that my son Nathaniel 
Bartlit: Whom I Likewise Constitute appoint and ordain my 
sole Executor of this my Last will and Testament: shall Provide 
for and pay my funeral Charges and also all my Just Debts 
which in Duty Right or Conciencs I owe to any person or persons 
it shall be paid out of my Estate and I Do hereby uterly Disalow 
Revoke and Disanull all and every other former wills Testaments 
Legasies and Bequests and Executors by me in any ways before 
named willed and Bequestcd Ratefying and Confirming this 
and no other to be my Last Will and Testament In Witnes and 
testimony where of I the Said Christopher Bartlit have here 
unto set my hand and seal this Twentyeth Day of may Anno 
Domini 1747 in the 20 th year of His Majesties Reign 

Signed Sealed Published Pro- Chr Bartlet 

nounced and Declared by the 
said Christopher Bartlit to be 
his last Will and Testament 

William Ayer 

Samuel X Heath 
his mark 

Daniel Little 

[Proved July 2, 1747.] 

[Administration on the estate of Christopher Bartlett granted 
to his father, Christopher Bartlett of Haverhill District, Oct. 
29, 1746.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 72.] 

[Bond of Christopher Bartlett of Haverhill District, with 
John Taylor of Litchfield and Samuel Rankin of Londonderry 
as sureties, in the sum of £500, Oct. 29, 1746, for the adminis- 
tration of the estate: witnesses, William Parker and Mark 
Hunting, Jr.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 473 

[Inventory, July 9, 1747; amount, £2589.16.0; signed by 
Thomas Hale and Joseph Harriman.] 



JOSEPH DENNETT 1747 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Dennett of Ports- 
mouth granted to his widow, Sarah Dennett, May 27, 1747.] 

[Pi abate Records, vol. 17, p. 142. 1 

[Inventory of the estate of Joseph Dennett of Portsmouth, 
mariner; amount, £256.5.0; signed by John Hart and Cutt 
Shannon; attested Aug. 26, 1747.] 

[License to the administratrix, Aug. 26, 1747, to sell real 
estate.! 



JOHX SIMPSOX 1747 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Simpson of Portsmouth, 
shopkeeper, granted to Jacob Lavers of Portsmouth, joiner, 
May 27, 1747.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 143.] 

[Inventory; amount, £711.10.8; signed by John Hart and 
Cutts Shannon; attested Xov. 29, 1749.] 



XATHAX GOULD 1747 SOUTH HAMPTOX 

[Administration on the estate of Xathan Gould cf South 
Hampton granted to Ann Gould of South Hampton, widow, 
May 29, 1747.] 

[Probate Records, vol. \~, p. 143.I 

[Warrant, May 27, 1747, authorizing John Ordway and John 
Flanders, both of South Hampton, yeomen, to appraise the 
estate of Xathan Gould of South Hampton, yeoman, admin- 
istration of which is granted to his widow, Ann Gould.] 



474 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory, June 8, 1747; amount, €991.0.0; signed by John 
Ordway and John Flanders.] 

[Administratrix's account of the settlement of the estate; 
receipts, £220.19.0; expenditures, €185.6.0; allowed March 29, 
1749; mentions maintenance of Gideon Gould "from y e Death 
of his father till he arived to seven years of age which has been 
fifty seven weeks," and of Anna Gould "from the Death of her 
father till this time being 100 weeks."] 

[Additional account; receipts, £175.0.0; expenditures, £156. 
0.0; allowed June 27, 1750; mentions "maintaining Anna Gold 
1 Year Since Exhib g y c former account till she was 7 Years of 
age."] 

[Warrant, June 28, 1750, authorizing John Page, Reuben 
Dimond, yeoman, Samuel French, gentleman, John Ordway, 
yeoman, and John Flanders, blacksmith, all of South Hampton, 
to report on the advisability of dividing the real estate among 
the widow and six children.] 

Province of 1 to the Honourable Andrew Wiggin Esq r 

New Hampshir / theses are to Inform y e Honourable 
Judge that we y e subscribers being apointed a committee to 
Divid y e estate of Nathan Gould Deceased have accordingly 
Divided s d Estate into seven shares and we set of to Sam 11 
Gould y e Eldest son two Shares Num br 6 and num b 7 leaving 
y e Timber that has been sold of them two shars for fourty 
pounds old tennur we leave to your Honour to determine 

we have set to Nathan Gould y e second son y e share num b 1 

we have set to Elias gould y e 3 d son no 1 ' 2 

we set to Icobod gould y e 4 son no 1>r 3 

we set to Gidon gould y c 5 son no 4 

we set to Annah Gould the daughter no 5 

Sep 1 24 1750 Reuben Dimond ) 

John ordway [ Committee 
Samuell french 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 475 

Province of ^ In obedience to a Warrant bareing 

New Hampshir / Date y e 28 th Day of June 1750 Directed 
to us y e subscribers by y Honourable Andrew VViggin Esq r 
Judge of y c probate of wills for y c province afror s' 1 Directing and 
Impowering us to set off one third part of y e Real Estate of 
Nathan Gould Late of south Hampton Deceased Intestate to 
Ann Gould widow Relict of y e s d Deceased and Consider and 
Determine Wheithcr y e Remaining two thirds Can be Divided 
among all y c Children of y e s ,J Deceased without prejudice or 
Spoiling y e whole and accordingly we have Measured the Land 
of y e Deceased and we find the whole lott Contains twenty five 
acers and Xinty three Rods and we have Set off to Ann Gould 
Widow of Nathan Gould Deceased for her Right of Dower 
seven acers and a half of land lying at y e southerly end of said 
lott Next to powes River bounded with a Great Rock by y e 
River which is y e South westerly bound of s d lott and then follow- 
ing y e s d River Easterly and southerly till it meet y e parsonage 
land and then following y e line Northerly Next y e parsonage 
fifty three Rods Runing from a Stake and stones standing nere 
y e River which is y e Southeasterly bound of s d lott to a Stake 
and stones standing in said line and then Runing westerly to a 
stake and stones standing in y e line Next to Jonathan jones 
land and then Riming southerly fifty three Rods to the Great 
Rock first mentioned and also y e orchard Celler house and barn 
being and standing thereon and the liberty of a Convenient 
passing way next to y e parsonage land out to the high way or 
publick Rhood 

And then we took a view of the other two thirds and we 
Judg'd it Could be Divided among all the Children without 
prejudice or spoiling y e whole and we have Divided it in to 
seven shares and set off to y e Eldest son a Double share and to 
Each of y e other Children a single share by mets and bounds as 
followeth 

We have Set off to Nathan Gould Num b 1 about two acers 
and a half of land bounded with a stake and stones standing in 



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y e line next to y c parsonage land which is y e north easterly bund 
of y e widows third part and then Riming upon s d line seventeen 
Rods and fourteen feet to a stake and stones stand in s' 1 line and 
then Riming westterly to a stake and stones standing in y e line 
next to Jonathan jones land and then following s' 1 line southly 
to a stake and stones which is y c northwesterly hound of y e 
widows third part and then Riming Easterly to y e stake and 
stones first mentioned allowing (me Rod and a half in width for 
a passing way next to y e parsonage land 

We have Set of to Elias gould Num br two about two acers 
and a half of land bounded with a stake and stones standing 
in y e parsonage line which is y e North easterly bound of Num br 
i then Riming Northerly seventeen Rods and one foot to a 
stake and stones standing in s d line and then Runing westerly 
to a stake and stones standing in y c line next to jones land and 
then Runing southerly to a stake and stones which is y e North 
westerly bound of Num ,,r one and then Runing Easterly to a 
stake and stones firs mentioned allowing one Rod and a half in 
width for a passing way next y e parsonage land 

We have Set off to Icobod gould Num hr three about two acers 
and a half of land bounded with a stake and stones standing in 
y e parsonage line which is y e North easterly bound of Nuni br 
two then Runing Northerly seventeen Rods and one foot to a 
stake and stones standing in s d line and then Runing westerly 
to a stake and stones standing in y e line next to jones land and 
then Runing southerly to a stake and stones which is y e North 
westerly bound of num br two and then Runing Easterly to a 
stake and stones first mentioned allowing one Rod and a half 
in width for a passing way next y c parsonage land 

We have set off to gideon gould Num br four about two acers 
and a half of land bounded with a stake and stones standing in 
y e parsonage line which is north Easterly bound of num br three 
then Runing northerly seventeen Rods one foot and a half to a 
stake and stones standing in said line and then Runing westerly 
to a stake and stones standing in s' 1 line next to jones land and 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 477 

then Riming southerly to a stake and stones which is y e north 
wester bound of Num br three and then Riming Easterly to a 
stake and stones first mentioned allowing one Rod and a half in 
width for a passing way next y c parsonage land 

We have set of to Annah gould Num kr live about two acers 
and a half of land bounded with a stake and stones standing in 
y e parsonage line which is y e north easterly bound ot num ,,r four 
then Riming northerly seventeen Rods and one foot and a half 
to a stake and stones standing in s d line and then Riming westerly 
to a stake and stones standing in y e line next to jones land and 
then Runing Southerly to a stake and stones which is y e North 
westerly bound of num br four and then Riming Easterly to a 
Stake and Stones first mentioned allowing one Rod and a half 
in width for a passing way next to y c pasonage land 

We have set off to Sam 11 gould the eldest son num 1,r six about 
two acers and a half of land bounded with a stake and stones 
standing in y c line next to y c parsonage land which is y e North 
easterly bound of num l,r five and then Runing upon s d line 
Eaighteen Rods and Eaight feet to a stake and stones standing 
in s d line then Runing westerly to a stake and stones standing 
in y c line next to Barns 8 Jewels land and then following s d line 
southerly to a stake and stones which is y c north westerly bound 
of numb five and then Riming easterly to a stake and stones 
first mentiond allowing one Rod and a half in width for a 
passing way next to y c parsonage land 

We have set off to Sam 11 gould the Eldest son Num br seven 
about two acers and a half of land bounded with a stake and 
stones standing in y c line next to y c parsonage land which is y e 
north easterly bound of num l,r six and then Runing upon s d line 
ten Rods and twelve feet to a white oak stump standing by y e 
high way which is y e North Easterly bound of s' 1 lott and then 
Runing westerly by y c high way to a white pine stump which 
is y c North westerly bound of s d lott and then Runing southerly 
upon y e line next to Barns jewels land to a stake and stones 
which is \"' north westerly bound of Num ,,r six and then Runing 



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easterly to a stake and stones first mentioned allowing' one Rod 

and a half in width for a passing way Next to y e parsonage land 

this is our Return Witness our hands this 24 Day of sept ,,r 

1750 

Reuben Dimond } 

John ordway \ Com mi tec 

Samuel frcnch 



JOSHUA DOWNING 1747 NEWINGTON 

In the Name of God Amen I Joshua Downing of Newinton 
in the province of Newhampshire in New England Yeoman 
being Sick and weak of Body * * * 

Item: I give unto my Nine Childrein (Viz 1 ) Josiah : Joshua 
Susanah Dorithy Temperance Issett Eliz a Hannah and Mary 
Ten Shillings Each to be paid unto Each of them by Executrix 
as they Shall come of Age According to Law: 

Item: I Give and Bequeath unto my well beloved wife 
Susanah all the rest and residue of my Estate in Newington 
both within Doors and without & in this Province or Elce where 
that is to Say Bills Bonds Noats of hand that is now Due or 
hereafter Shall or may become Due or Oweing unto me: from 
any person or persons Whatsoever as also my household goods 
Cattle Sheep or horse kind as also my Seat or pew in Newing- 
ton Meeting house my Dwelling house Barn or whatsoever 
Elce is my Proper tie or Right She paying and Dischargcing all 
my Ju§t Debts Dues and Legacys as above Expressed and that 
to her own prop 1 " use Benifett & behoof for Ever And I Doe 
hereby Nominat Constitute Ordain and Appoint My aforesaid 
well beloved wife Susannah to my true and Sole Executrix of 
this my last will and Testement In Wittness and Testimonie 
whereof I the Said Joshua Downing have to these presents Sett 
to my hand and Affixed my Seal this Eigth I )ay of June in 
Twentieth Year of the Rei^n of our Soveraign Lord Georee the 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 479 

Second King of Great Brittain ffrance and Ireland Defender of 
the ffaith & c anno Domini 1747 

Signed Sealed & pronnnced Joshua Downing 

and Declared To be the last will 
& Testement of Joshua Down- 
ing In the presence of us 

Josiah Downing 
His 

Israll X Hodgdon . 
mark 

Geo Walton 

(Proved Oct. 28, 1747.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 4, 1747/8; amount, £2381.0.0; signed by 
George Walton and Seth Ring.] 



DANIEL WENTWORTH 1747 PORTSMOUTH 

In the name of God amen. I Daniel Wentworth of Ports- 
mouth in the Province of new Hampshire shopkeeper being 
sick in Body * * *' 

Item I Give and bequeath unto my son Daniel my Wearing 
Watch. Item I Give & bequeath unto my other Children viz 1 
Sarah, George Joshua Hannah and Ann fifty shillings new- 
Tenor each. And as to the rest & residue of my Estate both 
real and personal wheresoever and whatsoever I Give dispose of 
bequeath and devise the same unto my dearly beloved wife 
Elizabeth to and for the bringing up of my Children and what 
remains over and above the bringing up of my Children I Give 
bequeath and devise the same unto my wife Elizabeth her 
Heirs and assigns for ever. 

And I do hereby Constitute and appoint my Said Wife Eliza- 
beth sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby 
making null and void all other & former Wills by me at any time 
heretofore made In Testimony whereof I the said Daniel Went- 



480 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

worth have hereunto set my hand and Seal the nineteenth day 
of June in the year of our Lord Christ 1747 and in the twenty 
first year of the Reign of his majesty King George the Second — 

Signd scal'd publish'd and de- Dan 1 Wentworth 

clared by the Said Daniel Went- 
worth to be his last Will & Test- 
ament in the Presence of the 
subscribers who Subscribed as 
witnesses in the Testators Pres- 
ence 

Arthur Browne 

Thomas Clark 

Sarah Clark 

[Proved July 29, 1747.] 



JOHN MOORE 1747 

In the Name of God Amen The twentieth Second Day of 
June one thousand seven Hundred & fourty seven I John Moore 
of Chester in the provance of new Hampshire in new England 
yeman Being Very Sike & weeck in Body * * * 

Imprimis I Give & Bequeath unto my Dearly Beloved wife 
Mary Moore one third part of all my personall moveabley Eas- 
tate at hir own Disposall with sixteen Bussalls of Corn & Eight 
Busshell of Rie yearly with one hundred & twenty pounds of 
pork and one hundred & twenty pounds of Beafe yearly with 
one Cow s milke yearly During hir Life & a Room & tire place in 
my house when She shall ocasion for to Demmand it with fire 
wood to be Laid at hir Door suficent for hir yearly with Suficent 
footther for one Cow yearly & what Common Land I have in the 
Commons unlaid out at hir own Disposall' nott y x the Corn Rie 
Beafe & pork is to Raised yearly upon my Estate yearly that I 
Give and Bequeath to my sons James moore & Hendrey moore 
During hir Life with one morning Shut to my wife & Eldes 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 481 

Dughter mary moore to be taken of the whole head of my 
Estate to be lievicd *x Reased as aforsd 

Ittm I leave & Bequeath to my well beloved sons James 
moore »\: hendrey moore all my part of the hundred aker lott 
no r five Except fourty akers by meshure with all \ rt loot I Bought 
M r Derborns originally laid out to Gov wintworth Equaly to be 
Devided Betwext them they paying my lawful! Debts & Legiceys 
heirein mencioned to my l) r ly beloved Daughter mary moore 
the full siime sixty pounds old tennor at the Discission of my 
Exa ,s as aliso fourty pounds old tennor at the Discrision of my 
Exa ts aliso to Be paid unto my D r beloved Daughter margret 
moore they paying & yealdi ng as aforsd to have & to hold all my 
Improvments houses orehyeards free & Clear for Ever & in 
Case my Daughter mary or margret should Die before marriage 
than in y { Case the one halfe of theire Dower shall fall unto 
James moore & hendrey moore & the other halfe to my wife & 
Lidea moore or any two of my Daughters surviving 

Ittm I leave lx Bequeith & leave to my beloved son John 
moore fourty akers of land by meshuer in the lott no r five in the 
East of Exeter River free & Clear for Ever he paying the full 
sume of fourty pounds old tennor to my Dughter Lidia moore 
at the Discresion of Exa rs Nott that said fourty pounds is to be 
payed by s d John moore Jun r & 

Ittm I leave & Bequeath unto my D r ly beloved son Charles 
moore that halfe lott laid out betwext william Crawfoord & me 
all my part of it free ec Clear for Ever but in Case y x any of my 
sons should Die befor the Come to age that theire part shall fall 
to the Rest of my sons Equeally to be Divied amongst them 

And I Constitute make & ordaine Hugh willson Charles 
Moore ex James Campbell my sole Exatours of this my Last will 
ex testament and I Doe hereby Disallow & Disanull all & Every 
other former Testaments wills Legaeeis & bequethments 
Ratiheng <S: Confirming this ec noe other to be my Last will & 
testement ec noe other in wi tries whereof I have hereunto set my 



4S2 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

hand & seal the Day above writcn & in the twentieth Year of the 
Raign of King George the second Defender of the faith 

Signed & scaled & Delivered John Moore 

in presence of these witnesses 
Jaemes will sen 

his 
Iaace X foss 
marke 
his 
Jean X Moore 

marke 
[Proved Aug. 30, 1748.] 



EBENEZER FRENCH 1747 SOUTH HAMPTON 

[Administration on the estate of Ebenezer French of South 
Hampton, yeoman, granted to his widow, Elizabeth French, 
June 24. 1747.] 

[Warrant, June 24, 1747, authorizing John Ordway and Henry 
Currier, both of South Hampton, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, July 7, 1747; amount, £1816.19.0; signed by 
John Ordway and Henry Currier.] 



JOSEPH JONES 1747 • STRATH AM 

In the Name of God Amen The second Day of July in the 
year of our Lord God one thousand Seven hundred and forty 
Seven. I Joseph Jones Now Resident in Stratham in the 
Province of New Hampshir in New England Clothier, being 
Weak in body, And in a very languishing condition * * * 

Imprimis) I Give and Bequeath unto Sarah My Dearly 
beloved Wife all my household goods of every Sort, My wareing 
cloths only Excepted, viz" all that she bro't with her to me 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 483 

when I Married her, and what, I have of my own besides, And 
also give unto My s d Wife all the Money that I have Now by me 
And also all the Money that is Due to Me from M r Noah Barker 
of s 1 Stratham, by Notes under his hand bareing Date March 
the twenty fifth, one thousand Seven hundred & forty Seven 
one Note of Sixty Pounds old tenor, two, of one hundred & 
twenty five old tenor, & any other Debts whatsoever Due to Me 
eY_ my books 

Item I Give unto My Brother Timothy Jones, such a part of 
My Wareing cloths, as followed! viz", My black Coat, and my 
Brown Coat, My blew Jaeot & My White Jacot & My leather 
breeches, And one Cotton & linen shirt, and I also give him my 
Wigg & brass inkorn — 

Item I Give unto My Sister Sarah Thirston all the Rest of 
my wareing cloth of what sort soever, Excepting what is above 
Mentioned, which I give to My s d Brother Timothy, & also give 
unto her, My shows & hat — 

And likewise I do hereby constitute Make & ordain Sarah 
Jones my afores d Wife Executrix to this My last Will & testa- 
ment and I do hereby utterly disallow Revoke & Disannull 
all & Every other former testaments Wills and legacies Re- 
quests & Executors by me in any ways before this time Named 
Willed & bequeathed, Ratifiing & confirming this and No other 
to be my last Will & testament In Witness whereof I have here- 
unto set my hand & Seal the day and year abovewritten 

Sign (i Seal' 1 Publish' 1 Pro- Joseph Jones 

nounced ec Declar d by the said 
Joseph Jones to be his last Will 
& testament in Presents of us 
the Subscribers. 

John Stockbridge 

John Robinson 

Moses Leavit 

[Proved Jan. 21, 1747/8.] 



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DAVID SMITH 1747 BRENTWOOD 

I David Smith of Brintwood in the Province of Newhamshir 
in New-England being of sound Mind & Memory but antient 
& infeirm * * * 

2ly — I Give & bequeath unto my son Joseph Smith all my 
Real & perso'nel Estate of what Kind or Xatuer soever he paying 
unto my three Daughters Vizt Deliverance Precella & Margrett 
who are alredy Maryed twenty shillings apeace And also to give 
my three youngest Daughters Vizt Rachel Jane & Mehiteball 
twenty pounds to each of them all y e above sumes to be old 
Tenor Bills unto this my last will & Testement I make my son 
Joseph Smith My sole Executer oblidgi ng him to pay all my 
Just Debts & to defray all my funerall Charges: InTestemony 
to all and singuler the premisess above mentioned I hereunto 
sett my hand and affix my seal this fifteenth day of July 1747 

signed scald & declard In the It is to be understood that 
presents of us my wife Margeret shall injoy 

Nich Gilman all my abovesaid Estate duer- 

Josiah Gilman ing her Nateral life or being 

Abigail Gilman Jun r my widow 8c then to return to 

my son Joseph as abovesaid; 
his 
David X Smith 
Mark 



[Proved Sept. 27, 1758.] 



Province of 1 To the Honourable Richard Wibird Esq r 
Newhamp r / Judge of Probats for the Province Afors d 
S r This is To Informe y u y l my father is Dead and ordaind 
me Executor To or of his Will & one of y e Witnesses is Dead 
another Liveing att a Grate Distance & as I am aboute To Prove 
y e Will I should be Glad If y 11 would Send me word Whether 
The other Witness which is Docter Gilman would not Answer 
y c End as Itt will be a Grate Cost to me to Gett y c other and no 
objections against V Will Prav S r be so good as to Lett me know 



XI-: W HAMPSHIRE WILLS 4X5 

By Deacon Wadleigh as I I )esign By y c Leave of Providence To 
present y* will next aprill Probate Day and In So Doing ;y u 
will Very much oblige your I fumble Ser 1 

Joseph Smith 
Brintwood marsh y c 28 th 1758 



WILLIAM CHAMBERS 1747 LONDONDERRY 

In the Name of God Amen on the thirteth day of July in the 
year of our Lord God one thousand Seven hundred and forty 
Seven I William Chambers of Londonderry in his Maj cs Province 
of Newhampshire in Newengland Yeoman being very Sick of 
Body * * * 

Item my will is that the whole or any part of my real Estate 
Shall be Sold or kept unsold as Necessity shall require whenever 
my Executors Shall think it Needfull 

Item I do bequeath to my well beloved wife Janet the one 
third part of my Farm together with a third part of all my Per- 
sonal Estate during life after my Just Debts & Funeral Charges 
are paid 

Item I bequeath to my Eldest Son William Chambers one 
fourth part of my Real and personal Estate when he arives att 
the Age of twenty two years after my Just Debts and Funeral 
Charges are paid 

Item I bequeath to my Second Son Robert Chambers one 
fourth part of my real and personal Estate when he Shall arive 
at the age of twenty Years after my Just Debts and Funeral 
Charges are paid 

Item I bequeath to my Beloved Daughter Martha Chambers 
one fourth part of my Real and personal Estate when She arives 
at the age of twenty hve Years after my Just Debts and funeral 
Charges are paid 

Item I do bequeath to my well Beloved Daughter margrat 
Chambers one fourth part of my real and personal Estate When 



486 NliVV HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

she Shall arive at the age of Eighteen Years after my Just Debts 
and funeral Charges are paid — And if it Should So hapen that 
Either of my Sons die before they Come to age my will is that 
the part: of the Deeas'd be Given to y c one that Shall hapen to 
Survive the other And in Case any of my Daughters Shall hapen 
to Die before they Come of age my will is that her part of the 
Estate be Returned to my Son or Sons as Shall then be in being 

Item [ do likewise order that Janet Chambers my wellbe- 
loved wife have the Use and ordering of my Estate real and 
personal after my Debts & funeral Charges is paid untill Such 
times as my Children Come to the ages as Before mentioned 

And I do likewise ordain Constitute & appoint Robert M c - 
Cordy & John Holms to be Executors of this my last will and 
testament and all & Singular Lands &c: And I do hereby Utterly 
disallow Revoke and Disanul all & Every other testaments 
wills & legacies bequests & Executors by me any wise Before 
this time Named willed & Bequeathed Ratifying <S: Confirming 
this ec no other to be my last will and testament In Witness 
wherof 1 have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the day <S: year 
above written 

Signed Sealed Published pro- Willim chenbrs 

nounced and Declared by the 
Said William Chambers as his 
last will & testament in presence 
of Us the Subscribers 

Will: McNeill 

Thomas Cristy 
her 

Margret X Clark 
mark 

[Proved Nov. 29, t 758.] 

Londonderry June y e 27 1758 
Hon sir thes Corns to Inform you that I am appointed one of 
the Exacutors of the Testment of William Chambers Leat of 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 4X7 

Londonderry aforsaid Deseased and I Can Not Geet his Will 
Proven by Reson of one of the Witness being- Removed to New- 
Boston And has been Sike all Last Winter and Can Not tre'vel 
so far and Another of the Witness is an old Woman Who thrug 
age and Infirmitys is not abel to trevel so far as Pourtsmouth 
therfor I would Pray your honor to Derect Me What is the 
Most Proper Method to talc in this Case and In so Doing you 
Will oblidg sir your humbel Servent 

John Holmes 
I* S Pray sir Let me have an answer by the Bearer 

[Inventory, Dec. 16, 1757; amount, £2825.10.0; signed by 
Thomas Dunshea and Thomas Christy.] 



JAMES McQUAID 1747 BEDFORD 

[Warrant, Aug. 6, 1747, authorizing Hugh Gregg and James 
Moore, both of Londonderry, yeomen, to appraise the estate of 
James McQuaid of Souhegan East, weaver, administration of 
which is granted to his widow, Martha McQuaid.] 

[Inventory, signed by James Moore and Hugh Gregg; 
amount. £305.10.0; attested Sept. 25, 1747.] 



JOHN COMPTON 1747 BOSTON, MASS. 

[License to N thaniel Martin of Boston, Mass., administrator 
de bonis non, Aug. 26, 1747, to sell real estate of John Compton 
of Boston, Mass., mariner.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 196.] 



DAVID CRAIGE 1747 LONDONDERRY 

[David Craige, minor, makes choice of Samuel Barr as his 
guardian Aug. 26, 1747.] 



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[Guardianship of David Craige, minor, aged more than 
fourteen years, son of David Craige of Londonderry, yeoman, 
deeeased, granted to Samuel Barr of Londonderry, yeoman, 
Sept. 9, 1747.] 

[I n\entor\', Sept. 24, 1747; amount, £1917.5.0; signed by 
Moses Barnett and John Weare; attested by Hugh Ramsey, 
administrator.] 

[Warrant, Oct. I, 1747. authorizing Moses Barnett, John 
Weare, John Humphrey, Thomas Wilson, and James Rogers, 
all of Londonderry, to divide the estate.] 

Provancc of ) Londonderry Nov br the 23 d 1747 To the 
Xewhampshire J Houn bl Andrew Wiggins Esq r Judge of the 
probcts of wills for s d province 

Pursuant to a warant Granted by the afor sd Judge to us we 
have Devided the Estat of David Crcge Dec d Lete of Lond ry as 
followeth (viz) to Mary Crege the wedow of s d Dec d hir third of 
the Reall Estat bounded as followeth lying to the North side of 
the Cross Rode that Runs Cross s d lote and on the East sid of 
s d lote bounding on John Barrs land to the wodland then be- 
gining at the hous belonging to s d Estate and Runing Xorth by 
a fence to the wod land then Round the s d Improvcn land to the 
afors d Barrs line and the wod we have given of to s d wedow lys 
Joyning on s d Barrs line to the Xorth End of s d lote then west on 
James nvGregers line untill it Come about the Midell of the 
lote then south by marked trees to the afors d Improvements 
and Leckwise a Cow pestered in the paster belonging to s d lote 
the Keeping up hir Equall part of the paster fence with the 
third part of the frute of the orchard that is now planted and 
the west End of the great hous with the third of the seler and 
the third of the privledg of the Barn 

[Then follows a division of the personal estate among the 
widow, the son, David Craig, and Hugh Ramsey and his wife, 
Lvdia Ramsev, daughter of the deceased.] 



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MARGARET VAUGHAN 1747 PORTSMOUTH 

[Act passed Aug. 31, 1747, authorizing Elliott Vaughan and 
others, heirs of Margaret Vaughan, widow of William Vaughan 
of Portsmouth, to divide land in Portsmouth.] 

[Original Acts, vol. 3, p. 46.] 

Province of 1 Pursuant to an Act of the General 

New Hampshire J Assembly of Said Province made & 
Passed in the Twenty First year of His Majesty 8 Reigiix ap- 
pointing us the Subscribers to make Partition & Division of a 
Certain Tract of Land Situate in Portsmouth in Said Province 
with the Buildings thereon heretofore the Estate of Richard 
Cutt Esq* now Deceased and by him given to his Daughter 
Margaret Vaughan & her heirs to and among the Said Heirs 
and those who Represent them as may more Largely Ap- 
pear by Said Act Refference thereto being had — We have 
made the Said Partition & Division According to the best 
of our Judgement Agreable to the Directions of Said Act and 
without favour or Prejudice to any Person or Persons what- 
soever and as it would be very Difficult & not So Plain to make a 
Verbal I Description of Each Partys Lot or Share therein we 
have Caused the within Plan to be made of the whole & Each 
Lot or share Expressing as Well the Dimcntions Extent or 
Quantity thereof as the Party to whom Each. Respective Lot 
belongs Saving that in the Subdivisions Among the Heirs of 
those Interested who are Deceased whose names were unknown 
to us We have Sett off and marked their Lot by the General! 
Term of the Heirs of the Deceased Person 

Wittness our hands Xath 1 Meserve 

John Hart 
John Shack ford 
[Attested July 30, 1748.] 

[Deed-, vol. 36, p. 279 1).] 



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JOSEPH SNOW 1747 HUDSON 

[Bridget Snow waives administration on the estate of her 
husband, Joseph Snow of Nottingham West, Sept. 14, 1747, in 
favor of her son, John Snow.) 

[Inventory, Oct. 14, 1747; amount, £746.4.0; signed by Joseph 
Winn and Jonathan Lovewell; attested by John Snow, admin- 
istrator.! 



JOHN SINCLAIR 1747 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of John Sinclair of Exeter 
granted to Nicholas Ferryman of Exeter, principal creditor, 
Sept. 28, 1747.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 17s] 

[Warrant, Oct. 28, 1747. authorizing Robert Light and 
Benjamin Phil-brick, both of Exeter, blacksmiths, to appraise 
the estate of John Sinclair, coaster.] 

[License to the administrator, Jan. 27, 1747/8, to sell real 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 28, 1749; amount, £240.0.0; signed by 
Robert Light and Benjamin Philbrick.] 



ROBERT BEARD 1747 NOTTINGHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Robert Beard of Nottingham, 
yeoman, granted to his widow, Grissel Beard, Sept. 30, 1747.] 

[Inventory, March 5. t 747 '8; amount, £915.12.0; signed by 
Robert Harvey and Andrew McClary.] 

[Administratrix's account of the settlement of the estate; 
receipts, £545.12.0; expenditures, £234.0.0; allowed Sept. 28, 
1748.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 49I 

[Bond of John Beard, with Joseph Swasey and Elias Ladd as 
sureties, all of Exeter, in the sum of £500, Sept. 29, 1750, for 
the guardianship of Martha Heard, William Heard, Mercy 
Heard, Elizabeth Beard, and Sarah Heard, minors, children of 
Robert Beard; witnesses, Joseph Dudley and Nicholas Oilman-.] 

[Guardianship of Martha Beard, William Heard, Mercy 
Heard, Elizabeth Heard, and Sarah Beard granted to John 
Heard Oct. 31 , I 750.} 



JAMES PHILPOT 1747 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of James Philpot of Dover 
granted to his widow, Ruth Philpot, Sept. 30, 1747.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 173.] 

[Inventory of the estate of James Philpot of Somersworth, 
Oct. 19, 1747; amount, £6246.9.0; signed by 1 nomas Walling- 
ford and Joseph Hanson, Jr.] 

Province of 1 To the Honourable Andrew VViggin 

Xew Hampshire J Esq r Judge of the Probate of Wills and 
for Granting Letters of Administration upon the Estate of 
Persons Dec 1 in y° Province Afores d Humbly Sheweth 

Richard Philpot of Summersworth in Said Province yeoman 
that Some time in the month of September A D. 1747 James 
Philpot of Summersworth aforesaid Dyed Intestate Leaving a 
widow & Eight Children Viz* five Sons & three Daughters 
Xamly — Richard his Eldest son — James — John — Elias— Ben- 
jamin — sons — Ruth — Rachel — Molly — his Daughters— And an 
Estate of more value than Six Thousand Pounds Old Tenor 
whereof About four thousand Pounds was real Estate and the 
Personal Estate about two thousand Pounds old Tenor — And 
that the said Intestate at the time of his Death was not Indebted 
to any Person or Persons in Any Considerable Sum — Scarce y e 
value of one hundred Pounds old Tenor in v whole— and Left 



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five Hundred Pounds or more in Bills of Credit besides other 
money which is much more than is Necessary to pay all Demands 
& Charges Upon y° whole Estate without any other of (he 
Personal Estate being Disposed of — And that Administration 
upon the said Intestates Estate was Granted to Ruth Phiipot 
widow of the s' 1 Deceased who keeps y e Estate from your Peti- 
tioner and refuses to Deliver up any part thereof to your Peti- 
tioner who is the Eldest Son of said \)vv il and by Law is In titled 
to a Double Portion of y° whole — Wherefore as the Children 
Heirs of said Deceased have right as well to y e Profits of said 
Estate as to y e Princi pall— and there is no Colour of Demand 
from any Persons as Creditors to y c said Estate of any consid- 
erable Sum, It is very Injurious to y c Children to be kept out 
of their Portions And your Petitioner for his part is ready to 
give Such Security as the Law requires to Refund in Case any 
Debt yet unknown should appear — -Therefore Prays that the 
said Estate may be Divided as soon as Possable that he may 
have his Double share in said Estate Set off to him in the 
Lands — 

Richard Phiipot 

Your Petitioner further Suggests that the Pcrsonall Estate 
of said Intestate is of much more value than the same was ap- 
prised at by which Great Injustice may be Done unless a New 
Apprisal shall be order for y e Same as well as of the Lands — 

March 29 th 1748 Richard Phiipot 

[Warrant, March 20, 1754, authorizing Moses Carr, physician, 
Moses Stevens, tanner, Thomas Nock, Philip Stackpole. and 
Francis Roberts, all of Somersworth, to set off the widow's 
dower, and report on the advisability of dividing the estate 
among the eight children.] 

Province of "| By virtue of an order from y° Hon ble 

New Hamp r / Andrew Wiggin Esq 1 " Judge of y c Probate of 

Wills &c for Said Province Directing & Impowering us the 

Subscribers to make a Division oi v c real Estate oi fames 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 493 

Philpot Late of Summersworth Dcceas' 1 between y° widow & 
heirs of s' 1 Deceas d Pursuant thereunto we have Set off to y e 
widow Thirty Six acres ec fifty lour Poles as her full third part 
in y e Lands of s d Deceas J Bounded as follows viz Begining at a 
heap of Stones two Rods & an half westward of a Small walnut- 
tree Standing by y° high way y* leads from S l Albens Cove to 
fresh Creek riming from s' 1 heap of Stones westward as y e way 
goes to y° Southeast Corner of Eliphlet Cromwells Land then 
Northwesterly by s d Cromwells Land to y° Land Said Philpot 
Purchas' 1 of Nathaniel Perkins then by s d Purchas d Land East- 
ward to y e Southwest Corner of y° Roberts 8 Land from thence 
by s (i Roberts 8 Land to a Haw-bush Standing about two rods 
from y e Land Said Philpot Purchas' 1 of Daniel Goodin, from 
thence on a Straight Corse about South to y e first Station as also 
one third part of y e Dwelling house & barn Standing on y e Same 
That is to Say y e Eastern end of y c house with Cellar under 
y e Same Including two ground Smoaks & y e back room to y e 
western Side of y e Chimney to a Partition with Liberty to Pass 
& repass from room to room for y e Conveniency of Improving 
s d third Part of y e house & one third part of y e Barn That is to 
Say y e South End thereof — 

The remaining Part of y e Land which is Eighty Six acres 
according to y e best of our Judgment Cannot be Divided without 
Prejudice too & spoiling y e whole y e Shares being So Small we 
have therefore apprized y c Same one acre with another at 
Thirty Seven Pounds Ten Shillings old Tenor an acre which 
amounts to three Thousand two hund d & Twenty five Pounds 
which is three Hundred fifty Eight Pounds six Shillings & Eight 
pence to a Share The Buildings viz Two thirds of The house & 
two thirds of y e Barn under y e Present Circumstances we apprize 
at an Hundred & Eighty Pounds old Tenor which is Twenty 
Pounds to a Share and Inasmuch as Eleven acres of y e Said 
Eighty six acres of Land & y e Two thirds of y c house & barn are 
Inlock d by y e widows thirds it is agreed by us \ rt he on whom y e 
Two thirds is fix d have Liberty to Pass & repass from time to 



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time to cv from y e s,' 1 Eleven acres of Land & house \ barn thro 
y° widows thirds for Improvement of y° Same with as little 
Damage toy* widow as may he Consistant therewith fn witness 
whereoi we have hereunto Set our hands this Twenty-Sixth 
Day of March anno Domini 1754 — 

Moses Can- 
Moses Stevens 
Thomas nock 
Francis Roberts 

[Attested March 27, 1754, and the estate settled on Richard 
Philpot, oldest son, he to pay the others their shares.] 

[Bond of Richard Philpot, yeoman, with James Hobbs and 
James Philpot, mariners, as sureties, all of Somersworth, in 
the sum of £2000, March 28, 1754, to P av their respective shares 
to his brothers and sisters, James Philpot, John Philpot, Ruth 
Philpot, Rachel Philpot, Elias Philpot, Molly Philpot. and 
Benjamin Philpot; witnesses, William Parker and Elizabeth 
Parker.] 



WILLIAM SHURTLEFF 1747 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of William Shurtleff of Ports- 
mouth granted to Theodore Atkinson of Portsmouth Sept. 30, 
1 747-] 

I Probate Records, vol. 17, p. ij.v) 

[Warrant, Nov. 3, 1747, authorizing Eleazer Russell and 
Mark Langdon, gentleman, both of Portsmouth, to appraise 
the estate of William Shurtleff, clerk.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Rev. William Shurtleff; amount, 
£433.3.9 ; signed by Eleazer Russell and Mark Langdon; at- 
tested April 27, 1748.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 495 

JOHN FRENCH 1747 LONDONDERRY 

[Warrant, Oct. 16, 1747, authorizing James Rogers and 
James Adams, both of Londonderry, to appraise the estate of 
John French of Londonderry tailor, administration of which is 
granted to his brother. William French.] 

[Administration on the estate of John French 'date of London- 
derry in the Province of New Hampshire but last a Soldier in 
the Intended Expedition ag l Canada," granted to his brother, 
William French of Westerly, R. L, May 27, 1748.] 

[Suffolk County, Mass., Probate Files.] 

[Bond of William French of Westerly, R. L, yeoman, with 
Robert Campbell, trader, and Robert Campbell, laborer, both 
of Boston, as sureties, May 27, 174S, in the sum of £50, for the 
administration of the estate; witnesses, Luke Mills and John 
Payne.] 

[Suffolk County, Mass., Probate Files.) 

[Inventory, signed by James Rogers and James Adams; 
amount, £421.8.0; attested Jan. 28, 1748/9.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate; re- 
ceipts, £598.1 0.0; expenditures, £541.17.5; allowed Sept. 19, 1749.] 



JAMES McQUAID 1747 LONDONDERRY 

^Administration on the estate of James McQuaid of London- 
derry granted to William French Oct. 16, 1747.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 173.] 



JONAS CLAY 1747 CHESTER 

In the name of God Amen the twenty Eighth Day of October 
1747 I Jonas Clay of Chester in the County And province of 
Newhampshire in New England Gun Smith being Very Sick 
and weak in bodv * * * 



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imprimis I give and bequeath to My well beloved wife Mili- 
ccnt whom I Likewise Constitute make and Ordain my Sole 
Executrix of this My Last will and testament All and Singular 
my Lands My Housen and Shop and tools and Husbendry 
utensels my Clothes and Household Good My Money My Debts 
Due by bond Note or book or otherwise together with all the 
movable Effects or Estate 1 am poss* 1 of in this Life 

Item only I give to my well beloved Children (viz) Jonas 
Stephen James John and Mary Each of them the Sum of live 
Shilings Lawfull money to be Leved out of my Estate and paid 
by my Executrix within the Space of one year after my Decease 

and I Do hereby utterly Dissallow revoke and Disanul all and 
Every other former testaments wills Legacies & bequeaths ec 
Excitors by me in any ways before Named willed & bequeathed 
Ratify* and Confirming this my Last will and testament in 
witness wherof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the Day 
and year above written 

Signd Seald publishd pro- Jonas Clay 

nouncd and Declard by the Said 
Jonas Clay as his Last will and 
testament in presence of us — 

nathaniel wood 

Jonathan Blunt 

Aaron Wood 

[Proved Sept. 26, 1748.] 

[Bond of Milliccnt Clay, with Nathaniel Wood and Jonathan 
Blunt, yeomen, as sureties, all of Chester, in the sum of £50, 
Sept. 26, 1748, to execute the will; witnesses, George Veasey 
and Moses Leavitt.] 



AMASA DOW 1747 HAMPTON 

[Guardianship of Amasa Dow, son of Amasa Dow of Hampton, 
deceased, granted to Abraham Smith of Kingston, yeoman, 
Oct. 28. 1747.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. iso.j 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 497 

JOHN DREW 1747 SOMERSWORTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Drew of Somersworth 
granted to his widow, Abigail Drew, Oet. 28, 1747.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 180.] 

[Inventory of the estate of John Drew, houscwright, April 
20, 1748; amount, £696.17.0; signed by Love Roberts and 
Thomas Miller.] 

[License to the administratrix, May 25, 1748, to sell real 
estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 331.] 



WILLIAM GRAHAM 1747 CHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of William Graham of Chester 
granted to Andrew Craige of Chester Oct. 28, 1747.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 193.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 15, 1747; amount, £300.0.0; signed by 
Samuel Emerson and Silvanus Smith.] 

A Division of the Real Estate of william Grayham of Chester 
Decased (among the Six Heirs) which Reall Estate Containes 
ten acres of Land in Chester Laying at the norwesterly End of 
that Home Lott that is N° 128 and Laid out to the Right of 
Sam 11 Penhallow Esq r 

Divided the same as foloweth into six parts or shares begining 
at the westerly End of said ten acres: and N° 1 : 2: 3: 4: 5: 6: 
and agreed that William White shall Have N° One bounded as 
foloweth at the norwest corner a white ash tree marked then 
south west by the High way 21 Rods to a chestnut tree fallen 
Down then South East by Smiths Land 13: Rods to a stake and 
stones then north East 21 Rods to a stake then norwest by the 
Highway 13 Rods to the first bounds 

Robert Crafford and William Crafford shall Have N° two 
bounded first at the norwest Corner a stake at the north East 



498 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

corner of the first Lott or share then south west: 21 : Rods to a 
stake then south East bounding on Smiths Land 13 Rods to a 
stake then north East: 21 Rods to a stake then norwest by the 
High way 13 Rods to the first bounds 

Andrew Craige shall Have N° 3: bounded first at the norwest 
Corner a stake at the north East Corner of the Second Lott 
then south west 21 Rods to a stake then south East by Smiths 
Land 13 Rods to a stake then north East 21 Rods to a stake 
norwest by the High way 13 Rods to the first bounds 

Robert Grayham shall Have N° 4: bounded first at the nor- 
west corner a stake At the north East Corner of the third Lott 
then south west 21 Rods to a stake then South East by Smiths 
Land 13 Rods to a stake then north East 21 Rods to a Beech 
tree marked then norwest by the High way 13 Rods to the first 
bounds 

Matthew Forsaith shall Have N° 5 bounded first at the 
norwest Corner a Beech tree at the north East Corner of the 
fourth Lott then South west 21 Rods to a Stake then South 
East by Smiths Land 13 Rods to a Stake then north East 21 
Rods to a Stake then norwest by the Highway 13 Rods to the 
Beech tree first mentioned 

Ann Grayham shall Have N° 6 bounded at the Norwest Corner 
a stake at the nor east Corner of the fifth Lott then South west 
21 Rods to a Stake then South East by Smiths Land 13 Rods to 
a Stake then north East 21 Rods to a stake then norwest by the 
Highway 13 Rods to the first bounds 

Dated February 18 th 1748/9 

we whose names are undar writen Heirs to the real Esteat of 
william Greaham of Chestar Leat Decest have mutually agreed 
to the Divition of the afore said Real Esteat as is herein before 
seat forth and Carred of to Each of our names and here by bind 
our selves and Each of our Heirs firmly by these presence to 
stand to the afore said Devition and Dwo hereby muturly Cut 
of our selvs our Hears and assigns forever from makeing any 
furthar Demand for a new Divition or to Cavel against what has 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 499 

bin here before seate forth as witnes our hands and seals this 
twenty seventh Day of febuary in the year of our Lord 1748/9 
and we y e subscribars have Received full satisfation for the 
parsonal Esteate as witnis our hands as aforesaid 

his 
Willim X White 

mark 
Robert Craford 
William Craford Ju 
And w Craige 
Robert Grahames 
Mathew fforsaith 

hir 
Ann X Grahames 
mark 
We the Subscribers being Heirs & all the Heirs to the Estate 
of William Grayham of Chester In the Province of New Hamp- 
shire Deceas'd have this Sixteen Day of May Anno Domini 1748 
Met & Considered of this Personal Estate: And We have Con- 
cluded and mutually agreed that for & in Consideration of the 
sum of One Hundred Pounds old Tenor Bills Which We have 
already Receiv'd of Robert Grayham of Chester aforesaid: We 
do each One of Us for Ourselves & Heirs firmly by the Presents 
Acquit & discharge the afores d Robert Grayham from all the 
personal Estate that was the afores d Will" 1 Grayham's now 
Deceas'd at the time of his Decease In Witness to all above 
written We have hereunto set our hands & Seals the Day & Year 
first above written. — 

Sign'd Sealed In Presence of Andrew Craige 

Us his 

Eliphelet Grayham William X White 

Samuel Emerson Mark 

her 
Jane X White 
Mark 



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Robert Grayham Jim' 
Mathew Forsath 
Robert Graff ord 
William Crafforcl Jun 1 
Esther Forsaith 

her 
Ann X Grayham 
Mark 



[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 372.] 



SAMUEL GRAVES 1747 HAVERHILL, MASS. 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Graves of Haverhill, 
Mass., granted to his widow, Martha Graves, Oct. 28, 1747.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 173.] 

[Inventory of the New Hampshire estate; amount, £450.0.0; 
signed by John Carr and John Hogg; attested Jan. 2, 1748/9.] 



SAMUEL INGALLS 1747 CHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Ingalls granted to 
Peter Ingalls Oct. 28, 1747.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 180.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Capt. Samuel Ingalls of Chester, 
Jan. 9, 1747/8; amount, £4749.4.0; signed by Samuel Emerson 
and Thomas Wells.] 

[Guardianship of Nathaniel Ingalls of Chester, minor, aged 
more than fourteen years, granted to John McMurphy of Lon- 
donderry Oct. 5, 1748.] 

[Bond of John McMurphy, with Alexander Caldwell of 
Portsmouth as surety, in the sum of £500, Oct. 5, 1748, for the 
guardianship of Nathaniel Ingalls; witnesses, Paul Wentworth 
and William Parker.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 501 

[License to the administrator, July 26, 1749, to sell real estate.] 

[Warrant, March 29, 1750, authorizing Samuel Emerson, 
Thomas Wells, gentleman, Silvanus Smith, Thomas Hazeltine, 
and John Webster, yeomen, all of Chester, to divide the estate.] 

Chester april y e 17 th 1750 
Agreeable to a Warrant to us Directed by the Honorable 
Andrew Wiggin Esq r Judge of the probate & c To Divide the 
Estate of Cap fc Sam 11 Ingalls Late of Chester Deceased amongst 
his Heirs: We Have set of as foloweth 

To Sam 11 Ingalls Eldest son a Duble shear Containing Seven- 
teen Acres of Land more or Less being part of the Home steed: 
on the Easterly side bounded as foloweth at the south East 
Corner a stake and stones then north bounding upon mudgets 
Land about 150 Rods to a Red oak tree marked then norwest 
twenty one Rods to a stake and stones then South one Hundred 
and sixty Eight Rods to a stake and stones by the High way: 
then bounding upon the High way and Huses one acre to the 
stake and stones first mentioned: being twenty one Rods and 
Eleven feet wide: with two acres on the south side of the High 
way adjoyning to Cap* John Tolfords Land bounded first at the 
norwest Corner a stake and stones then south by said Tolfords 
Land thirty three Rods to a stake and stones then East south 
East by Londonderry Line ten Rods to a stake and stones then 
northerly to the afforesaid High way to a stake and stones then 
norwest by said Highway Eleven Rods to the first bounds with 
the East End of the Grate House the south side Roomes from 
the bottem of the Sceller to the top of the House 

Secondly To Elisebath French Eight acres and a Half of 
Land more or Less adjoyning to the Land set of to Sam 11 Ingalls 
bounded first at the south East Corner a stake and stones then 
north by sd Sam 11 Ingalls Land one Hundred and sixty Eight 
Rods to a stake and stones then norwest ten Rods to a stake and 
stones then south one Hundred and sixty Eight Rods to a 
stake and stones by the Highway then south East by sd High 



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way ten Rods to the first bounds: with the whiting House and 
barn that is on the same 

Thirdly To Peter Ingalls about Eight acres and a Half of 
Land more or Less adjoyning to the Land set of to Elisebath 
French bounded first at the south East Corner a stake and 
stones then north by said Elisebath French Land one Hun- 
dred and sixty Eight Rods to a stake and stones: then norwest 
ten Rods to a stake and stones then south one Hundred and 
sixty Eight Rods to a stake and stones by the High way: then 
South East by Said High way ten Rods and Eleven feet to the 
first bounds with the barn that is on the same: and One acre and 
three Quarters of Land Laying on the south side of the Highway 
adjoyning to the two acres set of to Sam 11 Ingalls — and is 
bounded as foloweth first at the norwest Corner a stake and 
stones then south by said two acres to a stake and stones upon 
Londonderry Line then East south East by said Londonderry 
Line ten Rods to a stake and stones then north to the High way 
to a stake and stones then norwest twelve Rods to the stake 
and stons first mentioned — 

fourthly To Ruth Ingalls about Eight acres and Half of 
Land adjoyning to the Land set of to Peter Ingalls bounded 
first at the south East Corner a stake and stones then north by 
said Peter Ingalls Land one Hundred and sixty Eight Rods to a 
stake and stones then norwest ten Rods to a stake and stones 
then south one Hundred and sixty Eight Rods to a stake and 
stones by the High way then south East by said High way ten 
Rods to the first bounds with one Half of all the back side 
Roomes in the Great House from the bo t tern to the top and 
that part of the sceller under the same — 

fiftly To Nathanael Ingalls about Eight acres and a Half of 
Land adjoyning to the Land set of to Ruth Ingalls bounded 
first at the south East Corner a stake and stones then north by 
said Ruth Ingalls Land one Hundred and sixty Eight Rods to a 
stake and stones then norwest nine Rods to a stake and stones 
then south one Hundred and Sixty Eight Rods to a stake and 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 503 

stones by the High way then south East by said High way nine 
Rods and Eleven feet to the stake and stones first mentioned: 
with one Half of all the Baek side Roomes in the Great House 
from the Bottem to the top and that part of the sceller that 
is under the same 

Sixtly To Sarah Snow Eight acres and a Half of Land more or 
Less adjoyning to the Land set of to Nathanael Ingalls bounded 
as foloweth first at the south East Corner a stake and stones 
then north by said Nathanael Ingalls Land one Hundred and 
sixty Rods to a stake and stones then norwest ten Rods to a 
stake and stones: then south one Hundred and sixty Rods to a 
stake and stones by the High way then south East by said 
High Way ten Rods to the first bounds mentioned with one 
Half of the west End of the Great House, the south side Roomes 
from bottem to topt and that part of the sceller that is under 
the same 

Seventhly To Mehetebell Moores Eight acres and half of 
Land more or Less adjoyning to the Land set of to Sarah Snow 
bounded as foloweth first at the south East Corner a stake and 
stones: then north by said Sarah Snows Land one Hundred and 
sixty Rods to a stake and stones then norwest Eleven Rods to a 
stake and stones then south bounding upon Cap* Tolfords 
Land to a stake and stones by the Highway then south East 
by said High way Eleven Rods and Eleven feet to the first 
bounds mentioned: with one Half of the west End of the Great 
House the south side Roomes from bottem to top and that part 
of the sceller that is under the same 

Eightly To Timothy Ingalls fifty acres of Land in Chester 
more or Less being half one Hundred acre Lott for Quantity and 
Quality in the north Division that is Nomber thirty four and 
Laid to the Right of Thomas Whiting: and also the whole of a 
Certain Medow in Kingstown Called and Known by the name 
of the norwest medow: and two acres of Land more in Chester: 
being part of the home steed on the south side of the Highway 
bounded as foloweth first at the north East Corner a stake and 



504 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

stones: then south bounding upon John Karrs Land twenty 
three Rods to a stake and stones then west nor west by London- 
derry Line twelve Rods to a stake and stones then north by 
Peter Ingalls Land to a stake and stones by the High way then 
by said High way south East fourteen Rods to the first bounds — 
Ninthly To niary Hesseltinc fifty acres of Land in Chester 
more or Less being the one half of a Hundred acre Lott of Land 
in the second part of the second Division that is Nomber six 
and Laid out to the Right of Sam 11 Ingalls: the southerly side 
of said Lott bounded as foloweth first at the south west Corner 
a white pine N° six then East and by south one Hundred and 
forty six Rods to a white oake N° six: then north 29 Degrees 
East by the High way Sixty seven Rods to a stake and stones 
then west and by north one Hundred and forty six Rods to a 
stake and stones then streight to the first bounds mentioned — 

tenthly To Abigail morss fifty acres of Land more or Less in 
Chester being the one Half of a Hundred acre Lott in the second 
part of the second Division that is Nomber six and Laid out 
to the Right of Sam 11 Ingalls the northerly side of Said Lott 
bounded as foloweth first at the north East corner a White oake 
N° six then south 29 Degrees west by the High way sixty seven 
Rods to a stake and stones: then west and by north one Hundred 
and forty six Reds bounding upon Land set of to mary Hessel- 
tine to a stake and stones then north 29 Degrees East sixty 
seven Rods to a white oak tree being John moores bounds then 
streight to the first bounds 

Sam 11 Emerson 
Thomas Wells 
Silvanus Smith 

[Petition of Timothy Ingalls, Samuel Mooers, Nathaniel 
Ingalls, and Ruth Ingalls, Feb. 26, 1 750/1, for the appointment 
of Samuel Ingalls as administrator de bonis non, the former 
administrator, Peter Ingalls, being dead.] 

[Bond of Ephraim Hazeltine of Chester, yeoman, with John 
McMurphy and Samuel Barr, both of Londonderry, as sureties, 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 505 

in the sum of £500, Feb. 27, 1750/1, for the administration of 
the estate; witnesses, William Parker and William Rindge.] 

[Inventory, March 12, 1750/1; amount, £4918.8.0; signed by 
Samuel Emerson and Thomas Wells.] 

[License to the administrator, March 27, 1751 , to sell real 
estate.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate; 
receipts, £876.8.0; expenditures, £876.8.0; approved by Samuel 
Mooers, Thomas Wells, and Nathaniel Ingalls, heirs; allowed 
Oct. 29, 1760.] 



JOSEPH LITTLE 1747 BOSTON, MASS. 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Little of Boston, 
Mass., granted to his brother, James Little of Boston, Mass., 
Oct. 28, 1747.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 173.] 

[Inventory; amount, £169.9.6; signed by William King and 
Daniel Peirce.] 

[Administrator's account against the estate; amount, £89.13.3; 
allowed Feb. 22, 1748/9.] 



JOHN YEATON 1747 SOMERS WORTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Yeaton of Somersworth 
granted to Thomas Wallingford of Somerswortli Oct. 28, 1747.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 179.] 

[Inventory of the estate of John Yeaton, joiner, April n, 
1748; amount, £292.4.0; signed by Benjamin Mason and Thomas 
Miller.] 



506 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, March 29, 1749, authorizing Love Roberts, gentle- 
man, and Thomas Miller, physician, both of Somersworth, to 
receive claims against the estate.] 

[Account of commissioners against the estate, Sept. 25, 1749; 
amount, £19.0.0; signed by the commissioners.] 

[List of claims, Sept. 25, 1749; amount, £1080.19.5, and cost 
of sickness and funeral, £49.12.3; signed by the commissioners.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate; 
receipts, £292.4.0; expenditures, £140.7.3; allowed Sept. 25, 
1 75 1 ; mentions a widow.] 

[Division to creditors; claims, £1076.14.5; amount divided, 
£151.15.9; allowed July 29, 1752.] 



DUDLEY ODLIN 174/ EXETER 

The last Will and Testament of Dudley Odlin of Exeter in the 

Province of Newhampshire Physitian made the 27 th day of 

November Anno Domini 1747. being Sick and weak of body 
* * * 

Imp rs — I give devise and bequeath my dwelling house Orchard 
Garden and land adjoyning with the buildings thereon from the 
East end of my barn to run a Strait line from the Road by s d 
Barn to Edward Gilmans fence unto John Odlin Son of my 
brother Elisha Odlin and to his heirs and Assigns forever and 
also all my books and utensils of my Shop in case his father will 
procure him to be instructed in the practice of Physick if not 
then s d Books & utensils to be to my Executor Except out of 
my house & garden unto my housekeeper Abigael Edgerly the 
use and priviledge of one Chamber (viz 1 ) the Kitchen Chamber 
& priviledge in the Kitchen to do her work & dress her Victuals 
& also priviledge in the Cellar to put Such things as She Shall 
have ocasion to put there for her own use & priviledge in the 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 507 

garden for herbs Cabbages and Such garden fruits as She Shall 
desire for her own use and all during her widowhood 

Item I give and bequeath unto my hon d father my Gray 
horse & watch and one barrel of Sider 

Item I give and bequeath unto my brother John Odlin all my 
trooping Clothes & furniture & one barrel of Sider 

Item I give and bequeath unto my brother Elisha Odlin all 
my woollen wearing Apparrel (except my trooping Cloths before 
disposed of & my two black Jackets) & two of my best Shirts I 
give him with my other Apparrel & also my old Cow 

Item I give and bequeath unto my brother Woodbridge 
Odlin my bay gelding, my barn & all my land on the west Side 
of the land I have given to John Odlin Son of my brother Elisha 
& also my red heiffer and my heiffer at Deer hill my Silver Spurs 
and also one bed two blankets & a pair of Sheets & Six Silver 
tea Spoons 

Item I give unto my Cousin Winthrop Odlin & to his heirs 
& assigns the right in Gilmantown I bought of Doct r Robert 
Gilman & also my Gun 

Item I give & devise unto my Cousin William Odlin & to his 
heirs & Assigns my light in Gilman town that I bought of 
Jeremiah Leavit 

Item I give unto my housekeeper Abigail Edgerly during 
her widowhood priviledge in my house & garden as before re- 
serv'd also I give her my black heiffer & priviledge to keep a 
Cow in my barn & room for hay to keep her as long as She 
Continues in my house & also a pair of blankets & pair of Sheets 
& one years provision of all Sorts one barrel of Sider & what 
Sugar & Molasses I Shall leave in my house one pig a Cotton & 
linnen web now in the house & hay to keep her heiffer this 
winter and also fifty pounds old tenor to be paid her by my 
Executor within one year after my decease in full Satisfaction 
for her wages and also I give her two Course table Cloths and 
four Course napkins & all my Malt & hops & one looking glass 
& my least pair of hand Irons 



508 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item I give and bequeath unto my Cousins Elizabeth & 
Alice Odlin daughters of my brother John Odlin twenty pounds 
old tenor each to be paid by my Executor within one year after 
my decease 

Item I give unto John Odlin afores d all the boards in & about 
the house that I bought to finish the Same & to be apply'd to 
that use 

Item I give devise and bequeath unto my brother Woodbridge 
Odlin & to his heirs & Assigns my boy Silas my two black Jackets 
and all the residue of my Estate not before dispos'd of both 
real & perscnal And do Appoint him Executor of this my last 
Will & testam fc as witnes my hand & Seal the day & year first 
within written 

Sign'd Seal'd publish'd and Dudley Odlin 

declar'd by Dudley Odlin to be 
his last Will & Testam* In p r s- 
ence of us 

John Rice 

Francis James junr 

Nich Perryman 

[Proved March 30, 1747.] 

[Bond of Woodbridge Odlin, clerk, with Nicholas Perryman 
and John Rice, cordwainer, as sureties, all of Exeter, in the sum 
of £500, March 30, 1748, for the execution of the will; witnesses, 
William Parker and Thomas Ford.] 



JOHN TW T OMBLY 

SARAH TWOMBLY 1747 DOVER 

In the Name of God Amen, We John Twombly of Dover in 
y c Province of New Hamps r in New-England, Husbandman, & 
Sarah Twombly, y e Wife of the Said John Twombly, being- 
advanced in Years * * * 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 509 

Imprimis, We give cY; Bequeath unto our Son John Twombly 
his Heirs & Assigns for ever, all our Homestead Land where we 
now Live, together with all y e Orchard or Orchards, & Dwelling 
House & Barn & all other Buildings Standing or being upon y e 
s d Land, as also all y e Land which I Purchased of Coll Paul 
Gerrish late of s d Dover Deceasd, lying on y e Westerly side of 
Bellemins Bank River, & also all our Common Right of Land 
in s d Dover. We also Give to our s d son John Twombly all our 
Stock Cattle of every Kind & all our other movable Estate 
both within doors and without. 

Item, We Give unto our Daughter Sarah Hanson y e Sum of 
one Hundred Pounds old Tenor, in Moveable Estate to be Paid 
to her, or her Heirs within y c Term of Two Years next after our 
Decease, or y e Decease of each of us, by y e Executor of this our 
last Will & Testament. 

Item, We Give unto our Daughter Martha Twombly the 
sole use & Improvement of one good fire Room in our s d Dwelling 
House, & Sufficient fire Wood for one fire, the Sumering & win- 
tering of one Cow, and all other necessaries for her Comfortable 
Subsistance Until Such time as She Shall Marry, & all to be 
Allowed Procured & Provided for her, by our Executor hereafter 
named, But in Case She Shall Marry then our s d Executor 
Shall be Released from performing y e aforegoing Articles, & 
shall Pay to her our s d Daughter Martha Twombly y c Sum of 
Two Hundred Pounds old Tenor, in Movable Estate within y e 
Term of Two Years next after her Marriage. 

Item We Give unto our Daughter in Law Mary Twombly, 
Relict Widow of our son Dan 11 Twombly late of s d Dover 
Deceased, the liberty & Priviiedge of Living in our s d Dwelling 
House, during y e Term of her Continuing y c s d Dan 11 Twombly's 
Widow, and in as much as it is Supposd that our s d Daughter 
Mary Twombly is with Child by her Late Husband y e s d Dan 11 
Twombly, in Case it should Prove so, & y e s d Child be Born, & 
Live then our Will is, that our s d Executor Shall be at y e Charge 
of bringing up y c s (1 Child, if a Son 'till it Sail arrive to y e Age of 



510 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Twenty one Years, & if a Daughter till Marriage, or till y e Age 
of Eighteen Years, & if a Male then at y e Age of Twenty one 
Years, and if a female then at Marriag or at y e Age of Eighteen 
Years, our Will is that our s d Executor Shall Give to the s d Child, 
as yet unborn, Such a Portion as he shall think Proper, & we do 
hereby Recommend it unto him to make y e s d Child Equal in 
Estate with one of his own Children, or Give it a Portion Equal 
with one of his own Children. 

And we do hereby Constitute make & ordain our s d Son John 
Twombly our Sole Executor of this our last Will & Testament, 
And do hereby utterly Disallow Revoke & Disannul all & every 
other former Testaments Wills or Executors by us in any ways 
made or Named, Ratifying & Confirming this & no other to be 
our last Will & Testament In Witness whereof we have hereunto 
Set our Hands & Seals this Twentieth Day of December A: D 
one Thousand Seven Hundred & forty Seven 

Signed Sealed Pronounced & his 

Declared by y e s d John & Sarah John X Twomley 

Twombly to be thier last Will & mark 

Testament in Presence of her 

Vincent Torr Sarah X Twomley 

Moses Waimoth mark 

Sarah Fry 

[Proved April 27, 1748.] 

[Bond of John Twombly, with Vincent Torr as surety, both of 
Dover, in the sum of £500, April 27, 1748, for the execution of 
the will; witnesses, William Parker and John Page.] 



JAMES BOYES 1747 LONDONDERRY 

In the name of God Amen this twenty fourth day of Desembr 
in y e year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred forty & 
seven I James Boyes of Londonderry in y e province of new hamp- 
shire yeman being sick and wake of body * * * 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 5II 

Imp 1 " I give and bequith to my wcllbclovcd wifF margrat 
Boyes any two of my Cows that she shal Guise as also all my 
hous hold Goods and furnitur with the one third of my Improved 
land in the north devison of my dwelling hearafter mentioned 
with the third of the meadows in the same with one room in my 
dwelling hous and the third of the Baren said land meadow hous 
and Barn aforsaid only during liffe 

Imp r I give and bequith to my well beloved daughter martha 
Boyes twenty five pounds bills of the new tenor to be payed hir 
out of my personal Esteate in twelf month after the deate of 
these presents 

Imp r I give and bequith to my well beloved daughter Lettus 
Boyes twenty five pounds bills of Cridet of the new tenor to be 
payed her out of my personal Esteate in one year after the deate 
of these presents 

Imp r I give and bequith to my well beloved daughter Jannet 
Boyes twenty five pounds bills of Cridet of the new tenor to be 
payed out of my personal Esteate in two years after the deate of 
these presents 

Imp r I give and bequith unto my well beloved daughter 
Anne Boyes twenty five pounds bills of the new tenor to be payed 
out of my personal Esteate when she is Eghteen years of age 

Imp r I give and bequith to my wellbeloved daughter margrat 
Boyes twenty five pounds bills of Cridet of the new tenor when 
she araves to the age of Eghteen years to be payed out of the 
south pairt of my real Esteate hearafter mentioned 

Imp r I give and bequith to my well beloved Daughter mary 
Boyes twenty five pounds bills of Cridet of the new tenor when 
she is Eghteen years of age to be payed out of my real Esteate 
of the north devison hearafter mentioned 

Imp r I give and bequith unto my wellbeloved daughter 
Ester Boyes twenty five pounds bills of Cridet of the new tenor 
when she is Eghteen years of age to be payed out of the north 
devison of my real Esteate hearafter mentioned 

Imp r I give and bequith unto my brother william Cavey 



512 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

meat drink Lodging & Closs sufficant during his life out of the 
whol of my real Esteate 

Imp 1 " I give and bequith unto my well beloved son samuel 
Boyes one hundred and thirty acers of the south sid of my real 
Esteate bounded as followeth begining at the noreast Corner 
at a smal reed oake from thence westrly to the Corner of the 
fence standing the East sid of the high way near the stoney run 
so Called from thenc west to the lower sid of the orchad next 
the meadow thence by the orchad fence north to a grait Oake 
from thence norwest throw the meadow to the brook and so 
down the brook then begning at the reed oak first mentioned 
and so runing south to the land of Joseph Boyes thenc westrly 
and southerly on said Joseph Boyes land and so bounding on 
land laid out to the Right of John Gray till it make up one hun- 
dred and thirty acers first paying the above bequithes out of it 

Imp r I give and bequith unto my well beloved son Jeams 
Boyes one hundred and thirty acers of my real Esteate being 
on the north sid of my Esteat bounded southerly on my son 
samuel Boyes land above mentioned and northly on the land of 
James and Arthour nesmith and so runing from the East end 
of the farm westrly untill it make up one hundred and thirty 
acers he first alowing the doury and bequiths before mentioned 
out of said devison and the remander of the west end of my 
farm I give and bequith to my two sons samuel Boyes & James 
Boyes in Equal shairs Exepting what is befor bequithed I also 
alow the aforsaid north devison of my Esteate to bring up my 
three youngest Daughters till they be Eghteen years of age free 

also I give and bequith unto my son samuel Boyes my young 
hors the half of my four Calfs and the half of my bull and Cart 
Plowes Chains and all utencels for husbandry 

also I give and bequith to my son James Boyes my oxen two 
Cows the half of my four Calves and bull and the other half of 
y e Cart Chains and all other of the utencels and my old hors 

and I make and ordain Robert Boyes Esq r to be Executre of 
this my last will and testment revocking all other wills testments 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 513 

whatsover allowing this and no other to be my last will and 
testment 

signed seal led published pro- his 

nounced and declared to be my James X Boyes 

last will and testment in pres- mark 

ents of 

Joseph Boyse 

James Ncsmith Junr 

Arthur Nesmith 

[Proved Aug. 26, 1751.] 



PETER FRIEND 1748 MARGATE, ENG. 

The Deposition of Nathaniel Morrell of Portsmouth in the 
Province of New Hampshire in New England Mariner of Lawfull 
Age testyeth and Saith, — That He this Deponent was well ac- 
quainted with One Peter Friend Late of Margate in the County 
of Kent in the Kingdom of Great Britain Mariner, (but now 
Deceased). That the said Peter Friend sometime in the Month 
of September Last past did Ship himself on Board a Certain 
Vesscll called the Brig a Stetham in the Capacity of a Mate 
whereof Luke Mills was then Master, said Vessell then being 
bound to the Island of Jamaica from the Harbour of Portsm 
In New England afores d & that He this Deponent did Likewise 
ship Himself on Board s d Vessell in the Capacity of a Seaman 
sometime in the afores d Month of September, and that He. this 
Deponent together with the afores d Peter Friend and others did 
proceed on their Voyage to the aforesaid Island of Jamaica in 
their Capacitys aforesaid, but on or about the fourth Day of 
January Last past, He this Deponent being then on board the 
aforenamed Vessell with the afores d Peter Friend, Did then & 
there here the a fores' 1 Peter Friend, Openly Declare & Disclose 
his full mind and Intent how He the s d Peter Friend would have 
his Estate both Real & Personal Disposed off, In Case He should 
Die, He being At that time greatly indisposed. This Deponent 



5 14 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Likewise Saith that on or about the Sixth Day of said January 
the aforesaid Peter Friend Departed this Life. And Further this 
Depon* Saith that the aforcs d Peter Friend had at Sundry times 
Informed him the s d Deponent that He had left in the hands of 
a Certain Person whom He called by the Name of his Aunt 
Brown (who as the s d Peter Friend declared Liv'd at a place 
Called Margate in the County of Kent in the Kingdom of Great 
Britain afores d ) the Sum of One hundred pounds Sterling, which 
said Sterling Sum the afores' 1 Peter Friend did at the time above 
mentioned, He being at that time In his perfect mind & Memory 
to the best of His this Deponent's knowledge Declare it was 
his Desire and Will that the afores d Sterling Sum should be 
given unto his Lawfull Wife Sarah Friend then Living in Ports- 
mouth In New England afores d And Further this Deponent 
Saith not. 

Nathaniel Morrill 

The Deposition of Luke Mills of Portsm in the Prov° e of New 
Hampshire In New Engl d Marin r testifies & Says. — That He 
this Deponent was well knowing to all the Circumstances as 
Set forth in the foregoing Deposition made by the aforenamed 
Nathan 1 Morrell, and that the aforenamed Peter Friend did 
Serve him the s d Deponent on Board his Vessell in the Capacity 
as aforementioned in s d Deposition, And this Deponent Likewise 
Declares that He had sundry times heard the aforenamed Pet r 
Friend Say, that He had left in the hands of a Person in Old 
England (whom he called his Aunt Brown) the Sum of One hun- 
dred pounds Sterling, And further this Deponent Saith that he 
had Likewise heard the s d Pet r Friend Say, In Case he should 
Die he design'd the afores d Sum of One hundred pounds Sterl g 
for the Use of his Lawful Wife Sarah Friend now Living in 
Portsmouth aforesaid. 

And Further this Deponent Saith Not 

Luke Mills 

[Attested in Probate Court April 26, 1748.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 515 

JONATHAN WADLEIGH 1747/8 EXETER 

In the Name of God Amen I Jonathan Wadleigh of Exeter 
in the Province of Newhampshire in New England Gentle- 
man * * * 

Item I Give to my two Grandsons Jonathan Noyes and 
Thomas Noyes sons of my Daughter Hannah Noyes Deceased, 
Ten pounds a peicc in Bills of Credit of the old Tenor. 

Item I Give to my Grandaughter Elizabeth Hopkinson, 
Daughter of my Daughter Hannah Noyes Deceased one Feather 
Bed and Bolster and Fifty pounds in passible Bills of Credit of 
the Old Tenor to be paid her within Twelve months after my 
Decease. 

Item I Give to my Daughter Mary Leavitt her heirs and 
Assigns My Dwelling house Barn Orchard, out houses and all 
my Right in the Saw Mill and priviledge of the Stream in the 
falls in Exeter and my Pew in Exeter meeting house, and all 
my lands belonging or Adjoyning to my house called my home 
place and Bounded as followeth viz: Beginning at M rs Elizabeth 
Odlins lower Garden and from thence Running Southerly bound- 
ing upon the fresh River 'till it comes to the land of Joseph 
Wadleigh and then Easterly bounding upon Joseph Wadleighs 
land until it comes to the land of John Hopkinson, and then 
Northerly bounding upon the Said John Hopkinsons land untill 
it comes to the land of Maj r Thomas Dean and then Running 
Westerly bounding upon the land of Maj r Thomas Dean and 
Dudley Leavitt untill it comes Near the Dwelling house and 
So to the River It being all the land I have in possession where 
I live. 

Item I Give to my Daughter Mary Leavitt all my Stock of 
Cattle Sheep and Swine and all my houshold goods and move- 
ables within Doors and Without, excepting what is before 
Disposed of. 

Item My Will is and I do hereby Appoint my Son Joseph 
Leavitt Sole Executor to this my Last Will and Testament, 



516 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

he paying my Just Debts, Legacies and Funeral Charges and 
my Will is that he Shall have all Debts (hat are Due to me 
And I do hereby Revoke Disanul and make void all former 
Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made and do Ratiiie 
and Confirm this as my last Will and Testament: In Witness 
whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this Seventh 
Day of January Anno Domini One Thousand Seven hundred 
and Forty Seven or Eight 

Signed, Scaled and published Jon a Wadleigh 

as my Last Will and Testament 
in presence of 

Wood bridge Odlin 

Jabez Smith 

James Leavitt 

[Proved Feb. 25, 1756.] 

[Bond of Joseph Leavitt, yeoman, with James Leavitt, gentle- 
man, as surety, both of Exeter, in the sum of £500, Feb. 25, 
1756, for the execution of the will; witnesses, W'illiam Parker 
and George Waldron.] 



BENJAMIN SANBORN 1747/8 HAMPTON FALLS 

In the Name of God Amen This Seventeenth Day of January 
Anno Domini One Thousand Seven hundred And forty Seven- 
Eight I Benjamin Sanborn of Hampton falls in the Province of 
New Hamps r in New England Husbandman being Sick and weak 
in Body * * * 

Also I Give and Bequeath to my well beloved wife Dorothy 
the Improvement of one third of all my lands and buildings 
during the time that she Remains my widow — -And also all my 
moveables within Doors for her to Dispose of As she shall see 
Cause among my Children 

Also I Give and Bequeath to my Son Dudley Sanborn to him 
his heirs and assigns forever All my lands & Buildings of what 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 517 

Nature Soever and wheresoever Lying or Scituate after what 
shall be Sold for the Discharge of my Debts & Legacies as here- 
inaftermentioned and the third that I have Given to my wife 
for her improvement after her Marriage or Decease then to go 
to my Said Son Dudley 

Also I Give And Bequeath to my Daughter Molly Sanborn 
twenty five Pounds Lawful! money to be paid her by my Execu- 
tor & Executrix herein afternamed when she shall Come to the 
Age of Eighteen years or time of marryage which shall first 
happen 

And whereas my wife Dorothy may be now with Child If 
she should have a Child born by this Pregnancy then my Will 
is that if it be a Son he be taken Care of by my Executor & 
Executrix hereinafternamed till he shall Come to the Age of 
fourteen years And then that he be by them put Out to Learn 
some good trade And when he shall Come to the Age of twenty 
one years then I Order twenty live Pounds Lawfull Money to be 
paid him by my Executor and Executrix hereafter named for 
the payment of \vhich And the Reasonable Charge of his bringing 
up to the age of fourteen years I have hereafter made provision 
in this my will — But if said Child should be a Daughter then 
my will is that she be taken Care of by my Executor & Executrix 
hereafter named till she comes to the age of Eighteen years or 
time of Marryage which shall first happen And then that she be 
paid by my Executor & Executrix hereafternamed twelve Pounds 
ten shillings Lawfull money for the payment of which And the 
Reasonable Charge of her Bringing up I have made provision 
as hereaftermentioned 

And for the Discharge of my Debts & funerall Charges and 
Legacies beforementioned And the Charges that may Arise for 
the bringing up of the Child which may be born if my wife 
should have one Born of her present pregnancy as abovemen- 
tioned I Give unto my Executor & Executrix hereafternamed 
all my Stock of Creatures And Moveables without Doors to 
Dispose of for this End — And Also I Order And do hereby 



5l8 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Impower them to make Sale of so much land out of my home 
place iu that part of it that is adjoyning to the land of Nathan 
Sanborn as shall be necessary to Answer the Remainder 

Lastly my will is that M r Richard Nason of Hampton falls 
be Executor And my well beloved wife Dorothy Executrix of 
this my Last will & Testament And for Confirmation of all 
aforegoing I have hereunto Set my hand And Seal the day of 
the Date Beforewritten 

Signed Sealed And Declared Benjamin Sanbon 

by the Said Benjamin Sanborn 
to be his last will & Testament 
in presence of us Witnesses 

Meshech Weare 

Benjamin Row 

John Tilton 

Memorandum this Seventeenth Day of January anno Domini 
1747/8 I Benjamin Sanborn Do hereby add to my foregoing 
will that it is my Intent & meaning therein and I do hereby 
Order that the Lawfull Money therein mentioned be made Equal 
at the time of the payment thereof in value to what so much of 
the Bills of Credit of the new Tenor so Called now answer & 
pay for and this is to be taken to be my will as much as tho it 
had been mentioned before in my will where Lawfull money is 
mentioned And for Comfirmation hereof I have hereunto Set 
my hand & Seal the day of the Date abovewritten 

Signed & Scaled & Declared Benjamin Sanborn 

by the Said Benjamin Sanborn 
to be part of & to belong to the 
foregoing will in presence of Us 
Witnesses 

Meshech Weare 

Benjamin Row 

John Tilton 

[Proved Dec. 27, 1752.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 5 19 

[Inventory, Jan. 22, 1753; amount, £5155.2.0; signed by 
Meshech Weare and Josiah Batchelder.] 

[Warrant, July 25, 1753, authorizing Samuel Prescott, gentle- 
man, Josiah Batchelder, Jonathan Tilton, yeomen, Benjamin 
Swett, innholder, and Benjamin Leavitt, yeoman, all of Hamp- 
ton Falls, to set off the widow's dower.] 

[Additional inventory, Aug. 27, 1753; amount, £610.0.0; 
signed by Meshech Weare and Josiah Batchelder.] 

[Dorothy Sanborn, widow, Sept. 18, 1753, accepts dower as 
set off by the committee; witnesses, John Tilton and Samuel 
Roby.] 

[License to the executor, Sept. 26, 1753, to sell real estate.] 

Province of 1 Pursuant to the annexed Warrant we 

New Hamp r J have viewed the Estate therein mentioned 
& have set off by metes & Bounds One full third part thereof as 
to Quantity & Quality to within named Dorothy Sanborn as 
follows viz — 

first One third of the Orchard Beginning at a Certain Stake 
Standing by the high Way thence Runing North twenty nine 
Degrees East ten Rods to the Corner of Reuben Sanborn's 
Land thence Runing North fifty five Degrees West fifteen Rods 
to a Pile of Rocks thence South twenty nine Degrees West 
ten Rods to a Pile of Rocks and from thence to the Place first 
mentioned 

2 ly One third part of the Lott Beginning at the Pile of Rocks 
first before mentioned thence Runing North Sixty Six Degrees 
West Sixty Rods to a Certain Rock thence South Sixty Six 
Degrees West to a Pile of Rocks twenty Rods thence South 
Sixty Six Degrees East to a Pile of Rocks Seventy Rods and 
from thence to the Place where it Began — 



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3 ly One third part of the Pasture Beginning at a Certain 
Roek by the fence thence to Run North Six Degrees West fifty 
four Rods to the Corner of Joshua Blake's Land thence to Run 
South Sixty Six Degrees West Sixty Rods to a Certain Stump 
thence South Six Degrees East fifty four Rods to a Certain 
Stake & from thence to the Place where it Began — - 

4 ly One third part of the Priviledge to the Mouse Beginning 
at the Corner of the Well thence to Run North thirty three 
Degrees East Six Rods thence to Run North Eighty Degrees 
W T est three Rods & a half to a Stake and from thence to the 
Well afores d 

5 ly One third part of the Barn and of the Priviledge of Passing 
thereto Beginning at a Certain Stake thence Riming North 
thirty Degrees West Eight Rods to the Back Side of said Barn 
thence Runing South thirty Degrees West two Rods to a Certain 
Stake taking in twenty feet of the South End of Said Barn and 
from the Stake last mentioned to Run South thirty Degrees 
East Eight Rods and from thence to the Place where it Began — 

6 ly One third part of the Dwelling house viz the East End 
thereof Excepting the Chamber Also One third part of the 
Celler at the Notherly End 

Lastly One third part of the Land Situate at Kensington in 
Said Province Beginning at a Certain Stake Standing by a high 
Way thence Runing South twenty Degrees East Seven Rods 
two feet and nine Inches to a Pile of Rocks thence South Eighty 
two Degrees West ninety Six Rods to a marked Tree thence 
North twenty Degrees West Seven Rods two feet and nine 
Inches to a marked Tree and from thence to the Stake first 
mentioned — 

Hampton falls Sep 1 14 th 1758 — 

Josiah Batchelder I 

Sam 11 Prescut 

Jon a Tilton \ Committee 

Benj a Swett 

Benj a Leavitt 



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[Petition of committee on claims, Jan. 28, 1754, f° r further 
time; signed by Josiah Batchelder and Benjamin Swett.] 

[List of claims against the estate April 23, 1754; amount, 
£2570.1.10; signed by Josiah Batchelder and Benjamin Swett.] 

[Executor's account of the settlement of the estate; receipts, 
£3162.6.9; expenditures, £3134.8.8; allowed June 29, 1763.] 



ROBERT GRAHAM 1747/8 

In the Name of God amen I Robert Grayham of Chester In 
the Province of Newhampshire In newengland Black Smith 
being week In body but of Perfect mind and memory thanks 
be Given to God for the Same This first Day of February anno 
domini 1747: * * * 

Imprimcs I Give to Jenet my Well beloved Wife the Improve- 
ment of all my Reall and Personell Estate for her to use and 
Improve as she sees Cause During her Life 

Item I Give to my son Robert Grayham Junr the Sum of 
five shillings money to be Paid to him Emediatly after my 
Deacess by my Executrix and this with what I Have alredy 
Given him I account a soficient portion for him out of my Es- 
tate- 
Item I Give to my Daughter agnes Craige the sum of five 
shillings money to be Paid to her by my Exccutrex Emediately 
after my Deaces: and this with what I Have alredy Given her 
I account a soficient portion for her out of my Estate. 

Item I Give to my Daughter Jean White the Sum of five 
shillings money: to be Paid to her by my Executrex Emediatly 
after my Deaces: and this with what I Have alredy Given Her 
I account a soficient portion for her out of my Estate 

Item I Give to my Daughter Esther Forsaith the Sum of five 
Shillings money to be Paid to her by my Executrex Emediatly. 
after my Deaces, and this with what I have aired given her I 
account a Soficient Portion for her out of my Estate 



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Item I Give to my two Granchildren Robert Crofford and 
William Crofford the Sum of live shillings money to be Paid 
to them by. my Executrix Emediatly after my Deaces: and this 
with what I have alrcdy Given to their mother mary Crofford 
I account a Sohcient portion for her and them out of my Estate 

Item I Give to my Daughter Ann Grayham all and singuler 
my Lands housing and other buildings all my Stock of Creturs 
my Cloths bedding and all my household Stuff, and all my 
Utencells of Husbcndery, with all my Estate Reall and Pcr- 
sonell: for her to use and Improve or sell and Dispose of as she 
sees Cause, she Paying and performing as folowith (Viz) To my 
wife what I Have Given and ordred to her here In before men- 
tioned and I Do appoynt my Daughter Ann Grayham to be my 
soul Executrex of this my Last will and testement to Receive 
and Pay all Just Debts Due to and from my Estate: and to Pay 
all Legacies which I Have herein appoynted, and my funerell 
Charges: Renouncing all other or former wills Bequests and 
Execu tores: In Witness to all Herein Contained I Have hereunto 
affixt my hand and seal the first Day of Eebruery anno domini 
1747: first above written — 

Signed Sealed published Pro- his 

nounccd and Declared by the Robert X Grayham 

above named Robert Grayham mark 

to be his Last will and testament 
In Presents of us witnesses — 

Sam 11 Emerson 

Enoch col by 
her 

margret X Dearbon 
mark 

[Proved Dec. 26, [748.] 

[Inventory, March 25, 1749; amount, £637.5.0; signed by 
Silvanus Smith and Enoch Colby.] 



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PAUL WENTWORTH 1747/8 SOMERSWORTH 

In the Name of God Amen, The Third Day of February one 
Thousand Seven Hundred fourty Seven, Eight I Paul Went- 
worth of the Parish of Summersworth in y e Province of New 
Hampshire in New England Esq r , lacing Much Indisposed in 
Body * * * 

Item, I give and bequeath to My Nephew John Wentworth 
The Son of My Beloved Brother Benjamin Wentworth, de- 
ceasd, all My Homestead, that is to Say all the Lands belonging 
to My Homestead, lying on both Sides of the high Way that 
passes from Salmon falls to y c Meeting House in y c afore s d Par- 
ish, with all y c buildings Standing on Said land as My Dwelling 
House, Barns & Storehouse (Excepting the Northwest Corner 
Chamber, in My dwelling House), With all y e appurtenances 
priviledgcs and Commodities belonging to My Said Homestead 
which contains about one Hundred and Twenty Acres of Land, 
to him, his Heirs and assigns for ever. 

Item, I give and bequeath to My Said Nephew John Went- 
worth about one Hundred & Nine Acres of land, which lays 
Westerly of William Downs's Homestead in y e Parish afore 
Said, which is a little above a place called Indigo Hill, bounded 
as followeth, Joyning partly on a little peicc of land I laid out 
Joyning to the ten acres I bought of John Church, and Joyning 
to y e Lands of W 7 illiam Downs Ebenezer Downs Meturen Recker 
Ju r , To Heards land & to y e fourty acres of land I bought of 
Joseph Hanson, and to Salmonfall River, which Said Tract of 
land lays on both Sides of y c way as it now passes from y c af's d 
William Downs to y e pitch pine plains & so on to y e Stepping 
Stones Sixty Acres of Which Tract of Land I bought of John 
Church, fourty five Acres More of it, I laid out by virtue of 
Grants and another little parcell of it I laid out by virtue of 
an allowance for a high way through My land at Indigo Hill, 
To him his Heirs and assigns for ever, only I Reserve a dreft 



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way, as it now passes from y c fourty Acres of land I bought of 
y e afs d Joseph Hanson thro' the Sixty acres of land I bought of 
y e afs d John Church. 

Item, I give and bequeath to My Said Nephew John Went- 
worth two Thirds of My Lot of land, being two Thirds of My 
Interest in that Tract of Land which is Commonly known by 
the Name of Coocks land lying at y° Llead of Berwick Township, 
Near by Salmonfall River and is the Third Lot in Number 
According to y c Division Made of Said Tract o' land, from 
Berwick Township and lays Joyning to the Notherly Side of 
Brother Gershom Went worths Lot, that is to Say two Thirds 
of the Notherly Side of My Said Lot, from End to End, with 
all y e limber & other wood Standing lying and being on y c s d 
two Thirds of My Said Lot, together with all y c appurtenances 
priviledges & Commodities to y c Same belonging, To him his 
Heirs and assigns for ever. 

Item I give and bequeath to My Said Nephew John Went- 
worth Six days in a Month in y e Middle Mill Standing on 
Salmon-fall Stream on y e Westerly Side of y c River, Near by 
y e Widow Drews dwelling and My part of y c Griss Mill standing 
Near by Said Mill and So Much of My Interest in y e Stream 
& brow as belongs to y c Griss Mill & the Six Days in the Saw 
Mill, To him his Heirs and assigns for ever. 

Item I give and bequeath to My Nephew Paul Brown a Son 
of My Beloved Sister Elizabeth Brown Deceas'd, My Lot of 
Land at Indigo Hill, which I bought of My Neice Elizabeth 
Wentworth, Lying between Ebenezer Downs & Samuell Dowhs's 
land and also y e Island lying Near y e Easterly End of s d Lot, 
Commonly known by y c Name of Worster's Island, To him and 
y c Heirs Lawfully begotten of his body and their assigns forever, 
Excepting y c s d Paul Brown dies without Issue Lawfully begotten 
of his body, which if he doth, then the Said Lot is to revert to 
My beloved Brother Gershom Wentworth his Heirs and assigns 
for ever, together with y c s d Island. 

Item I give and bequeath to My Said Nephew Paul Brown 



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O-'O 



y e fourty Acres of Land I bought of Joseph Hanson, Joyning 
to the Motherly Side of y e afore Mentioned Lot of land that 
I bought of John Church, to him and y c Heirs Lawfully begotten 
of his Body & their assigns for ever, Excepting y c s <l Paul Brown 
dies without Issue, which if he doth, then y° s' 1 fourty Acres is 
to revert to My aforenamed Brother Gershom Wentworth his 
Heirs cY assigns forever. 

Item 1 give and bequeath to my s <l Nephew Paul Brown one 
third of My before Mentioned lot of Land, being part of y c 
Tract of land Commonly known by y e Name of Coocks land 
that is to Say that Third of Said Lot, from End to End y* 
Joyns to y c Motherly Side of Brother Gershom Wentworths 
Lot With all y c Timber & other wood Standing lying and being 
on y c s d Third part of Said Lot together with the appurtenances 
priviledges and Commodities to y c Same belonging to him and 
y e Heirs Lawfully begotten of his Body, Excepting y e s d Paul 
Brown dies without Lawful! Issue, then y e Said third part of 
s d Lot with the Timber &c to revert to My Said Nephew John 
Wentworth his Heirs & assigns for ever 

Item I give and bequeath unto My s d Nephew Paul Brown 
Three Days in a Month in y e lower Mill, & Three Days in a 
Month in the Middle Mill before Mentioned, both Mills Stand- 
ing on the Westerly Side of Salmon-fall River together with so 
Much of My Interest, in y e Stream & Brow that belongs to the 
Said Three Days in Each Mill, to him and the Heirs Lawfully 
begotten of his Body and their assigns forever, Excepting y e 
Said Paul Brown Dies without Issue lawfully begotten of his 
body, Then the Three Days in y e Middle Mill together with 
y e appurtenances & priviledges belonging to y e Same to revert 
to My s d Nephew John Wentworth his Heirs & assigns forever, 
And y e other s d three Days in y c lower Mill with y c appurtenances 
& priviledges to y e Same belonging to revert to My Said Brother 
Gershom Wentworth his Heirs & assigns forever. 

Item I give and bequeath to My Said Nephew Paul Brown 
ten Acres of Land which I purchasd of John Church William 



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Downs possessing and Improving the other part of Said Lot, 
and also a little parcell of Land containing about two acres 
which I laid out by virtue of an allowance for an high way y* 
passes through My Lot of land at Indigo Hill, which Said parcel 
of land lays Joyning to s (1 ten Acres of land, Excepting the Said 
Paul Brown dies without Issue Lawfully begotten of his body, 
which if he doth, then to revert to My s d Nephew John Went- 
worth his Heirs and assigns for ever. 

Item I give and bequeath to My Beloved Brother Gershom 
Wentworth all My right Title and Interest in and to the Second 
Division of Lands and all My Interest in the Common and 
Undivided Lands in the Township of Rochester in y° province 
af'Said, with all y c appurtenances and priviledges to the Same 
belonging, to him his Heirs 8c assigns for ever. 

Item I give and bequeath to My Beloved Brother Gershom 
Wentworth one Hundred and Eighty pounds old Tennor To 
his Son Gershom five pounds old Tennor To his Son Benjamin 
five pounds old Tenor & to his Daughter Lydia five pounds 
old Tennor, all which Sums of Money are to be paid out of My 
outstanding Debts. 

Item I give and bequeath to My Beloved Gershom Went- 
worth My Six days in y c Upper Mill Standing on Salmon falls, 
with all My right and Title to y c -Stream & brow belonging to 
y c Said Six Days, to him his Heirs and assigns forever. 

Item I give and bequeath To My Nephew Ezekiel Wentworth 
Son of My Brother John Wentworth Deceasd, that land which 
I bought of Alexander Forguson and fourteen acres more laid 
out by virtue of a grant which I bought of Joseph Wilson and 
Three Acres more which I laid out Joyning to the South End, 
all which lays in Berwick woods, Joyning to Jeremiah Rawlins 
& Thomas Downs to him and the Heirs lawfully begotten of 
his Body forever. 

Item I give and bequeath to My Nephew Wentworth Hayes 
Son to My Sister Tamson Hayes, The one half of My Lot of 
Land in The first Division of lands in y c Township of Rochester 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS ^2J 

afore Mention VI, his Father Hayes owning y ,! other half of s' 1 
Lot, and his Heirs for ever but if he should die without Issue 
lawfully begotten of his Body Then to revert to his Brother 
Paul Hayes and his Heirs for ever. 

Item I give and bequeath to My Nephews Nathaniel Brown 
and Ezekiel Brown Children of My Sister Elizabeth Brown 
diseasd all My Lands in y c Township of Canterbury in y e prov- 
ince af's d To them their Heirs & assigns for ever. 

Item I give and bequeath to Meturen Reckcr Ju r formerly 
My Servant Six Acres of land, being part of My Common right, 
laid out on y e pitch pine plains, a little above My Swomp, 
that is to Say the Six Acres lying from End to End on y c 
Westerly Side of s d Common right, to him his Heirs & assigns 
for ever. 

Item I give and bequeath To Thomas YVentworth Son of My 
Brother John YVentworth deceasd, Six Acres of y c before Men- 
tioned Common right of land from End to End Joyning Next 
to y e above Mentioned Meturen Recker, to him his Heirs <S: 
assigns for ever 

Item I give and bequeath To Tristram Heard formerly My 
Servant Six acres of y c last Mentioned Common right, from 
End to End Next adjoyning to s d Thomas Wentworth to him 
his Heirs and assigns for ever 

Item I give and bequeath to My s d Nephew Paul Brown the 
other Six Acres of My last Mentiond Common right to him 
his Heirs and assigns for ever. 

Item I give and bequeath to My beloved Sister Tampson 
Hayes One Hundred pounds old Tennor to her, her Heirs & 
assigns for ever. 

Item I give and bequeath to Abra Hayes Daughter to My 
Sister Tampson Hayes fifty pounds old Tennor, to her Heirs 
and assigns, to be paid out of My outstanding debts. 

Item I give and bequeath to My Niece Elizabeth Brown 
Daughter of My Sister Elizabeth Brown deceasd one Hundred 
pounds old Tennor to her her Heirs 8z assigns for ever 



528 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item I give and bequeath to My Neice Abra Carr Daughter 
of My late dear wives Sister Carr, five pounds old Tennor. 

Item I give and bequeath to y c present Church of Christ in 
Summersworth My Smallest Silver Tanker for the use of s <l 
Church for ever, which 1 believe She intended to give to Said 
Chh. 

Item I give and bequeath five Hundred Pounds old Tennor 
for pious uses in y c afore Said parish of Summersworth for ever, 
That is to Say, I will that the Said live Hundred pounds Shall 
be taken care of by the Minister of Said Parish & Deacons of 
y e Church in Said Parish for the time being and that they Im- 
prove The Interest of s d five Hundred pounds for pious uses in 
s d parish as they shall Judge Most proper, The principle not 
to be Diminished at all and at no time forever hereafter, which 
s (l five Hundred pounds is to be paid out of My outstanding 
Debts, if there be enough of them and if not to be Made up 
out of My Money. 

Item I give and bequeath five Hundred Pounds old Tennor 
To be Improved, by My Executors that I shall hereafter name 
for the bringing up of Paul Wentworth Son to My Said Nephew- 
John Wentworth to good Learning That he May be Capable of 
Serving God & his Country 

Item I give and bequeath to My Neice Mary Wentworth 
Daughter of My Beloved Brother Benjamin Wentworth, deceasd 
two Hundred Pounds old Tennor, and also y c furniture of y e 
Northwest Corner Chamber in My dwelling House, that is to 
Say, y e bed in Said Chamber with all y e furniture belonging to it, 
and also one Dozen of black chairs that are in y e Same Chamber, 
together with one Table & a looking Glass in s d Chamber, and 
also the use of s (1 Chamber So long as She shall continue in a 
Single State, y e s fl two Hundred Pounds is to be paid out of My 
Money & outstanding Debts 

Item I give and bequeath to My Nephew Richard Wentworth 
Son of My beloved Brother John Wentworth twenty pounds old 
Tennor to be paid out of My Outstanding debts. 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS ^2<~) 

Item I give and bequeath to the persons hereafter named 
together five Pounds each old Tenor, to be paid out of My out- 
standing debts, viz: Mercy Buttler& Damaras Brock Daughters 
of My 'fore s d Brother John Wentworth, Elizabeth Wcntworth 
and Abigail Rawlins Daughters of My 'fore s d Brother Benja- 
min Wentworth, Abra Chadwick, Daughter of My Uncle 
Benjamin Wentworth, Abra Twombly Daughter of Benjamin 
Twombly and James Chesly, John Hays, Paul Hayes, Thomas 
Hayes, Elihu Hayes, Hczekiah Hayes, Robert Hayes, Samuel 
Hayes, Jonathan Hayes and Elizabeth Hayes, Children of My 
beloved Sister Tampson Hayes. — and Abra Wentworth Daugh- 
ter of My Nephew John Evens. 

Item I give and bequeath My Negro Man Sampson To My 
beloved Brother Gershom Wentworth his Heirs & assigns forever 

Item I give and bequeath My Negro Man Tom & Negro 
Woman Dina to My s d Nephew John Wentworth his Heirs & 
assigns for ever 

Item I give and bequeath My Negro Child Tom to My s d 
Neice Mary Wentworth Daughter of My Said Brother Benjamin 
Wentworth Deceasd. 

Item It is My Will and pleasure that if y e afore named Paul 
Wentworth, Son of My Nephew John Wentworth, should die 
before y e named five Hundred Pounds, be all laid out for his 
Learning, that what remains of s d Sum shall revert to his next 
Eldest Surviving Brother. — 

Item I give and bequeath To My Dear Wive's Sisters Abigail 
Morrill & Ruth Carr, and To Hannah Twombly Neice of My 
Wive's Sister Hannah Evens deceasd Seventy pounds old 
Tennor to each, to their Heirs & assigns for ever, if to be had of 
what remains of My Estate, after y c before Mentiond Legacies 
are complyd with. Item I will that My Executors hereafter 
Named be paid for all their trouble <x~ charges, in Executing this 
will out of My Estate. 

Item If after the before Mentioned Legacies are Comply'd 
with there be any thing of My real & personal Estate remaining, 



530 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

I give and bequeath the fourth part thereof to My afore s d 
Brother Gershom Wentworth, to his Heirs and assigns for ever; 
and another fourth part thereof I give and bequeath to My s d 
Nephew John Wentworth to his Heirs and assigns for ever, 
Another fourth part thereof I give and bequeath to my s d 
Sister Tampson Hayes to her Heirs & assigns for ever, and the 
other fourth part I give and bequeath for pious and Charitable 
uses, in y c aforesaid Parish of Summersworth, for ever, which 
last Mentioned Legacy given for pious and Charitable uses in 
Said Parish, Its My will and pleasure, that it be Managed and 
Improved for y e End given, & in y e place Mentiond, by the Same 
persons I appointed to take care of & Improve y e before Men- 
tioned five Hundred Pounds old Tennor, that I have given for 
pious uses in y c 'fore s d parish of Summersworth that is to Say 
y e Minister and Deacons of y e Church of Christ in s d parish, for 
y e time being, and further Its My Will y l the last Mentiond 
Legacy for Pious & Charible uses be not all Diminished as to 
y e principle, and at no time forever 

Item I do hereby Constitute Make and ordain the Rev d M r 
James Pike, My afore Said Brother Gershom Wentworth & My 
af'Said Nephew John Wentworth to be y c Sole Executors of 
this My last will and Testament. And I do hereby also utterly 
disallow, revoke and disannul all & every other former Testa- 
ments, Wills Legacies and bequests & Executors by me in any 
ways named before, Ratyfying and Confirming this & no other 
to be My last will & Testament. In Witness whereof I have 
hereunto Set My hand and Seal, the Day & year before Written. 

Signed Sealed, Published pro- Paul Wentworth 

nounced & declared by y c Said 
Paul Wentworth as his last will 
& Testament in y e presence of 
us the Subscribers. 

Love Roberts 

Francis Roberts 

James Foye 

[Proved June 29, 1748.] / 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 53 1 

[Inventory, July 5, 1748; amount, £29,563.12.4; signed by 
Thomas Millett, John Wood, and Joseph Hanson.] 

[Executors' account of the settlement of the estate; receipts, 
£2657.7.3; expenditures, £12671.19.11; allowed Aug. 28, 1754.] 



GEORGE PEIRCE 1747/8 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen. The fifth Day of February 1747. 
I George Pierce of Portsmouth in the Province of New Hamp- 
shire Blacksmith * ■ * * 

I Give unto my dearly and well beloved Wife Mary all and 
whatsoever she bro't, with Her, to me; also the Improvement 
of my whole Estate both real & personal So long as she shall 
remain my widow But in Gase she shall marry again I Give 
unto her the one Third part of my Personal Estate to be at her 
own Disposal & the Improvement of the one Third part of my 
Real Estate (and no more) during her natural Life 

Item I Give and Devise unto my Daughter Sarah Boyinton 
and unto my Grandson George Pierce and unto their Heirs and 
assigns for ever in Equal Halves divided a lot of land in Chester 
in Said Province being Number Ten 

Item I Give and Devise unto my Daughter Mehetabel 
Sherburn and unto her Heirs and assigns for ever a lot of Land 
in Portsmouth aforesaid Joining to the Creek that comes up to 
the Cannoe Bridge (so called) which I bought of Cap* Ebenezer 
Went worth 

Item I Give and Devise unto my Daughters Martha and 
Mary and unto their Heirs and assigns for ever, in Equal Halves 
divided my Dwelling House Barn Garden and orchard, my Lot 
of Land, Joyning to the Creek aforementiond, which I bought 
of Cap fc John Pickerin, with the buildings thereon Standing and 
my Pasture & Mowing Ground (Joyning to the Road leading to 
the Plains So called) which I bought of Thomas Westbrook 
Esq r and being all in Portsmouth aforesaid 

Item I Give unto my Grand Children Elizabeth Waterhouse 



532 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

and Sarah Waterhouse live shillings each to be paid by my 
Executors 

Item I Give and Devise all the Rest & Residue of my Estate 
both Real and Personal wheresoever and whatsoever unto my 
three Daughters Mehetabel Mary and Martha and unto their 
Heirs and assigns for ever in Equal Thirds divided 

My will further is That in Case my Wife Mary shall Marry 
again That then each of my aforenamed Children and Grandson 
George Pierce or their Heirs respectively enter into and have 
possession of Two Thirds of what I have given them immediately 
upon my wife her marrying again and of the other Third part 
at her death but in Case she shall not marry again then of no 
part thereof untill her death, but at her Death of the whole 
thereof 

Furthermore I do hereby constitute ordain and appoint my 
wife Mary and my Kinsman M r Daniel Peirce of Said Ports- 
mouth to be Executors of this my last Will and Testament 
hereby making and Declaring all former Wills by me made to 
be null and void In Testimony whereof I have hereunto Set my 
hand and Seal the Day and year first above Written 

Signd Seald publish d and de- George Peirce 

clar'd by the said George Pierce 
to be his last Will ec Testament 
In the Presence of us Witnesses 
Subscribing in the Testators 
Presence 

Sam 1 Langdon Cl k 

Thomas Peirce 

Sam 1 Penhallow 

Whereas I George Pierce of Portsmouth in the Province of 
New Hampshire Blacksmith have made declared and published 
my last Will and Testament bearing date the fifth day of Feb- 
ruary 1747 Now I the Said George Pierce do by this Present 
Codicill, confirm and ratify my said last will and Testament 

And whereas in and by my said last will and Testament I 



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Gave unto my Daughters Martha and Mary and unto their 
Heirs and assigns forever in Equal Halves divided my lot of 
land in Portsmouth aforesaid Joining to the Creek that comes up 
to the Cannoe Bridge, so called, which lot I bought of Captain 
John Pickerin, I do now Give and Devise the said Lot of land I 
bought of said John Pickerin unto my Daughter Mehetabel 
Sherburn and unto her Heirs and assigns for ever — And my will 
and meaning is That the said lot and the lot of land I bought of 
Captain Ebenezer Wentworth which I have Given unto my 
Daughter Mehetabel Sherburn in and by my said last will and 
Testament shall be in full and all that she shall have out of my 
Estate — And whereas in and by my said last will and Testament 
I Gave and devis'd all the Rest and Residue of my Estate both 
Real and Personal wheresoever and whatsoever unto my three 
Daughters Mehetabel Mary and Martha and unto their Heirs 
and assigns forever in Equal Thirds divided — I do now give and 
Devise the same unto my two Daughters Mary and Martha and 
unto their Heirs and assigns for Ever in equal halves divided 
And my will and meaning is that this Codicill be and shall be 
adjudged and taken to be part and parcell of my last Will and 
Testament and that all things herein contained and mentioned 
be faithfully and truly performed as fully and amply in every 
Respect as if the same were so declared and set down in my Said 
last Will and Testament In Testimony whereof I have hereunto 
set my hand and Seal the Sixth day of March 1753 

Signd seald published and de- George Peirce 

clared by the said George Pierce 
to be a Codicil to his last will 
and Testament in the Presence 
of us witnesses Subscribing in 
the Presence of the said George 
Pierce 

Sam 1 Langdon 

Thomas Peirce 

Sam Pen hallow 

[Proved March 28, 1753.] 



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WILLIAM BLAIR 1747/8 BOSTON, MASS. 

[William Blair of Londonderry, gentleman, having come to 
lawful age, releases his father, John Blair of Londonderry, 
gentleman, guardian, and acknowledges receipt of a legacy of 
£2000 from his kinsman, Capt. William Blair of Boston, Mass.; 
dated Feb. 8, 1747/8; witnesses, Robert Boyes and John Mc- 
Neil.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 19, p. 118.] 



JOHN PHILBRICK 1747/8 HAMPTON FALLS 

In the Name of God Amen this Eleventh day of february 
Anno Domini one thousand Seven hundred and forty Seven- 
Eight, I John Philbrick of Hampton falls in the Province of 
New Hamps r in New England weaver Being Sick and weak in 
body * * * 

2 ly I Give And Bequeath to my mother Abia Philbrick the 
liberty of One fire Room in my House where I now live if she 
should Stand in need thereof to live in her Self During her 
widowhood and also the liberty of Cuting firewood on my place 
for her own fire if she should Stand in need and live in my house 
as aforesaid During Said term also the Priviledge of Keeping 
two sheep on my place both Summering and wintering for said 
term and also the fruit that shall Grow upon Sixteen appletrees 
beginning at the Notheasterly Corner of my Orchard and so 
to take the first Sixteen trees to have the fruit thereof During 
her widowhood as aforesaid 

3 ly I Give And Bequeath to my wellbeloved wife Judith 
Philbrick All my Houshold Goods and Moveables within Doors 
for her to Dispose of as she sees Cause Among my Children — If 
she Should marry Again she is to Dispose of all said moveables 
among my Children before her marriage Except what she bro't 
with her at the time of her marriage to me which she is to have 
& use During her life & then they to go to my Children: I also 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 535 

Give her the liberty of One fire Room in my Dwelling House for 
her to live in During the time she Remains my widow 

4 ,y I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth Philbrick 
five Pounds old Tenor to be paid her by my Son Jonathan 
Philbrick when he shall come to the age of twenty two years 
to be made Equal in value then to what live Pounds old Tenor 
is now 

5 ly I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Abigail Philbrick 
five Pounds old Tenor to be paid her by my Son Jonathan Phil- 
brick when he shall Come to the Age of twenty three years to be 
made Equal in Value then to what five Pounds old Tenor is now 

6 ly I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Judith Philbrick 
five Pounds old Tenor to be paid her by my Son Jonathan 
Philbrick when he shall Come to the Age of twenty four years 
then to be made Equal to what five Pounds old Tenor is now 

7 ly I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Ada Philbrick five 
Pounds old Tenor to be paid her by my Son Jonathan Philbrick 
when he shall Come to the Age of twenty five years then to be 
made Equal to what five Pounds old Tenor is now 

8 Iy Whereas my wife Judith is now with Child if the Child 
which she may have born of her present Pregnancy should be a 
Son then I Order ten Pounds old Tenor to be paid him by my 
Son Jonathan Philbrick when my said Son Jonathan shall Come 
to the Age of twenty Six years — But if Said Child should be a 
Daughter then I Order five Pounds old Tenor to be paid her by 
my Said Son Jonathan when he comes to the age of twenty Six 
years to be made equal to what five Founds old tenor is now if it- 
be a Daughter and Equal to what ten Pounds old Tenor is now 
if it be a Son — and if my Son Jonathan should Die before he 
comes to the age of twenty one years then if the Child which 
my wife may have born of her present pregnancy should be a 
Son I Give & Bequeath to him, he paying <S: performing what 
my Said Son Jonathan was to have done that which I have 
Given in this my will to my Said Son Jonathan 

9 I Give and Bequeath to my Son Jonathan Philbrick his 



536 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

ll 

heirs & assigns all my lands and marsh in Hampton or Else 
where that of Right belongs to me Excepting About four Acres 
of Land lying on the Southerly Side of my land Southward of a 
Certain Brook which I have in this my will Given to my Execu- 
tors to Dispose of I also Give my Said Son Jonathan all my 
Buildings Excepting those parts which I have before in this my 
will Given the improvement of to my Mother & Wife and those 
also after the time of their improvement is out And Also all my 
Husbandry tools & moveables without Doors not before Dis- 
posed of Excepting the Horse & a Saddle which I have Given 
to my Executors 

io ly I make and Ordain my Brother Abner Pil brick of Hamp- 
ton falls to be Executor And my Wellbeloved wife Judith Phil- 
brick to be Executrix to this my last will & Testament And I 
Do Give to my Said Executor and Executrix about four Acres 
of land lying on the Southerly Side of my land lying Southerly 
of a Certain Brook for them to make Sale of for the Discharge 
of Debts & Charges I also Give them my Horse and Saddle and 
all Debts and Dues Coming and belonging to me for this End 
— And for Confirmation of all aforegoing I have hereunto Set 
my hand and Seal the Day of the Date aforewritten — 

Signed Sealed & Declared by John Philbrick 

the Said John Philbrick to be his 
last Will and Testament in pres- 
ence of us 

Meshech Weare 

Jeremiah Pearson 

Mary Pearson 

[Proved April 27, 1748]. 

[Inventory, signed by Jonathan Fifield and Thomas Cram; 
amount, £1095.4.0; attested June 16, 174S.] 

[Executor's account of the settlement of the estate; receipts, 
£519.3.6; expenditures, £269.10.9; allowed April 26, 1749; 
mentions children under seven years old, an infant, and Ada 
Philbrick, youngest daughter.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 537 

ELEANOR DURGIN 1747/8 STRATH AM 

In y e Name of God Amen the Seventeenth Day of Febu y 
1747/8 I Eleanor Durgan of Streetham in the Province of New 
Hampshire in New England Labourer, Being very Sick & Weak 
in Body * * * 

Imprimis I give and Bequeath to Mary Watson of Greenland 
in the Province Aforsaid wife to John Watson of Greenland 
Afors d the one Half of My Dwelling House and half of my Money 
And half of my waering Clothing. 

Item I give and Bequeath to Eleanor Watson of Streetham 
Afor's (i Daughter to John and Mary Watson of Greenland Afors d 
The one Half of My Dwelling House and all My Household goods 
and the one Half of My Waering Clothing. 

Item. I give and Bequeath to my Brother Richard Plase of 
Newing Town in the Province Afors d , A paer of Gloves and a 
Morning Weed and My Spectacles. 

Item I give and Bequeath to each of the Children of James 
Kennison of Streetham Afors d Deceased, Namely James Ken- 
nison Joshua Kennison, Benjamin Kennison Moses Kennison 
and Abigail Crown Ten Shillings Old Tennor to be Paid by My 
Executor out of My Estate. 

Item I give and Bequeath to John Watson of Greenland 
Afors d the One Half of My Money and all my Estate that is 
Not Mentioned in this Will whom I Likewise Constitute Make 
and ordain My Sole Executor of this My Last Will and Testa- 
ment And I do hearby uterly disallow revoke and disannul all 
and every Other former Testaments Wills Legacies and Bequests 
And Executors by me in Any ways before Named Willed and 
Bequeathed Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be 
my Last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have 
hearunto Set my Hand and Seal the Day and Year above 
Written. 

Signed Sealed Published Pro- Elenor Durgin 

nounced and Declared by the 
Said Eleanor Durgan As her Last 












. 



538 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Will and Testament in Presence 
of us the Subcribers 
Elcazear Allen 

Mark 
Abigail X Allen 

her 
John Weeks 
[Proved Dec. 28, 1748.] 

[Inventory, Jan., 1748/9; amount, £249.6.6; signed by Enoch 
Clark and Thomas Wiggin.] 



JONATHAN EASTMAN 1747/8 HAVERHILL DIST. 

The Last will and Testament of Jonathan Eastman of Haver- 
hill District in the Province of New Hampshire in New England 
Yeoman * * * 

Item. I give and bequeath unto Hannah my Dear and well 
beloved wife the free use and Improvement of the East room 
in my House in Rumford, with the Chamber belonging to the 
Same and the priviledge of So much of the Cellar as She wants 
for her own Use and Improvementdureing the time She remaines 
my widow I also give her one Cow, six sheep one Swine and my 
horse to be hers forever, all which I will and Order my Son Amos 
to keep for her winter and Summer or others of the Like number 
if She dispose of these dureing the time she remaines my widow, 
I also give her Twelve bushills of Indian Corn, Six bushills of 
Rye, Two bushills of Wheat, four bushills of Malt, One hundred 
and Twenty pounds of beef, Twenty pounds of flax from the 
Swingle and Ten Cords of wood to be Cut & Corded up at her door, 
all which I will & Order my Son Amos to pay her Yearly & 
Every Year when she demands it dureing the time she remaines 
my widow But if it so happen that she Marry again: Then in 
Lieu of the afores d Donations I give her Ten pounds money old 
Tenor <P Annum which I order my Son Amos to pay her Yearly 
and every year dureing her Natural! Life if She demand it of 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 539 

him I also give her the Household stuff or all my moveables 
within doors which are Utensils of Housewifery to be disposed 
of by her to such of my Daughters as she Sees Cause 

Thirdly I give and bequeath unto my dear and well beloved 
son Peter all the Tract of Land he now lives on near the wash 
pond in Haverhill District, containing sixty Acres more or less 
which Land he has already by Deed of Gift from me, and 
Thirty pounds money old Tenor or Lawfull money equal! to it 
which I will and Order my Son Amos to pay him within Eight 
years after my Decease which lands with what he has had of me 
before is his full share & portion in my Estate 

Fourthly. I give and bequeath unto my Dear and well be- 
loved son Richard all that Right of Land at the plantation called 
suncook which I purchased of William Ayer and is now in my 
Said sons possession — as also the one half of my wearing Ap- 
parrell in full of his portion in my Estate 

Fifthly. I give and bequeath unto my Dear and well beloved 
son William that land where he now lives near the wash pond, 
containing in the whole fifty five Acres more or less part of which 
I purchased of M r James M c hard and part I had of Joshua 
Herriman by Exchange, I also give him the one half of my 
wearing Apparrell being the whole of what f have not Already 
given to my son Richard which Lands he has Already by a 
Deed from me, & is with what has before had of me his full 
share & portion in my Estate 

Sixtly I give and bequeath unto my Dear and well beloved 
son Jonathan Ten pounds money old Tenor which I will and 
Order my Son Amos to pay him within Two years after my de- 
cease which Ten pounds together with four hundred and Twenty 
pounds he has before received of me is his full portion in my 
Estate 

Seventhly I give and bequeath unto my Dear & well beloved 
son Amos all my Estate in the Town of Rumford whether reall 
or personall in possession reversion or Remainder, together with 
all my other Estate which I have not herein Disposed off of all 
kinds whatsoever 



540 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Eighthly — I give and bequeath to my Dear and well beloved 
Daughter Mehittablc Ten pounds money old Tenor which I will 
and Order my Son Amos to pay her in money or passable bills 
of Credit within five Years after my decease, which sum together 
with what she has before received of me is her full portion in my 
Estate 

Ninthly I give and bequeath unto my dear and well beloved 
daughter Sarah Ten pounds money old Tenor which I will & 
Order my Son Amos to pay her in money or passable bills of 
Credit within six Wars after my decease, and with what she has 
before received of me is her full Share and portion in my Estate 

Tcnthly. I give and bequeath unto my dear and well beloved 
daughter Hannah Ten pounds money old Tenor or lawfull 
money equivalent to it which I will & Order my Son Amos to 
pay her in six Years after my decease in money or passable bills 
of Credit which sum with what she has before received of me 
is her full portion in my Estate 

Lastly I Do hereby constitute ordain and Appoint my 
Dear and well beloved son Amos to be Sole Executor of this my 
last will and Testament to all intents & purposes to whom I 
give all the remainder of my Estate not herein expressly disposed 
of Otherwise be it in possession reversion or remainder, and I do 
hereby utterly revoke disanull and disallow, all former wills 
Testaments Legacies & Executors by me heretofore named or 
made Ratifying & Confirming this and no other to be my last 
will and Testament. In Witness whereof I the Said Jonathan 
Eastman have hereto Set my hand and Seal this Second day of 
March Anno Domini 1747 And in the Twenty first Year of his 
Majesties Reign 

Signed Sealed published & his 

Declared by the Said Jonathan Jonathan X Eastman 

Eastman to be his last will & mark 

Testament before us. 

Wait Stevens 

John Chute 

Richard Hazzen 

[Proved May 30, 1758.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 54I 

[Bond of Amos Eastman of Rumford, with Wait Stevens and 
John Shute, both of Hampstead, as sureties, in the sum of 
£500, May 30, 1758, for the execution of the will; witnesses, 
William Parker and David SewalL] 



THOMAS HOGG 1747/8 LONDONDERRY 

In the Name of God Amen — - 

I Thomas Hoog of Londondary within the Province of New 
Hampshire in new England yeoman being very much Indis- 
posed in Body * * * 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Beloved wife Agness Hoog 
the one third of all the income of my Real & Personall Estat 
after my Just Debts & funeral Charges is paid out of the same 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my son John Hoog and also 
Joseph Hoog my son the my Real Este to be Equaly Dived 
betewn them paying the Legacise after mentioned 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my beloved sone tomas Hoog 
seventy pounds of ould tenor to be paid by may sones John & 
Joseph when he arivess at the years of twenty one year & the 
aforsaid tomas to be free at age of fourtine to do for him self 

Item I Give to my Dough ter Eilisebth Hoog one hundred 
pound of ould tenor to be paid by my sones John & Joseph at 
hr age twenty 

Item I Give to my Dough ter agness Hoog one hundred pounds 
of ould tener to be paid by may sones John & Joseph when she 
arives at the age of twenty years 

Also my sones John & Joseph is oblight to meaintain the two 
Girls in Vittels and Close & Culin til of age and Lik wise they 
shall Live with them 

And I do nominate constitute & appointe Josep bell and 
James Ewins Exec rs of this my Last Will & Testament and all 
singleuar goods & chattls Ratifying confirming this and no other 
to be my Last will and testament and do utrly Revok and 
Disanul all former wills Legaciess what soever in witness wheirof 
I have heirunto sett may hand and Seall this ninth Dy of march 



54- NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

ano Don 1747/8 and in the year of twenty one of his majestiess 
Reign — 

Signed Sealed publised prou- thomas Hoog 

nownced Declared by me the 
aforsaid thomas Hoog as my 
Last will and testment in pre- 
cens of 

John Barnett 

Thorns Hoog 
his 

James X Will son 

mar witns 

[Proved Oct. 24, 1749.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 8, 1749; amount, £1771.3.0; signed by John 
Wallace and John Barnett.] 

[Guardianship of John Hogg and Joseph Hogg, minors, aged 
more than fourteen years, and Thomas Hogg, Elizabeth Hogg, 
and Agnes Hogg, aged less than fourteen years, granted to John 
Hogg of Londonderry, yeoman, Nov. 29, 1749.] 

[Bond of John Hogg of Kingston, with Edward Aiken and 
Edward Aiken, Jr., both of Londonderry, as sureties, in the 
sum of £1000, Nov. 29, 1749, for the guardianship of the above- 
named children; witnesses, William Parker and William Rindge.] 

[Account of the settlement of the estate; receipts, £195.10.0; 
expenditures, £221.8.0; allowed Aug. 29, 1753.] 



JOHN CALFE 1747/8 CHESTER 

In the Name of God Amen. I John Calfe of Chester in the 
Province of New Hampshire in New England Clothier this 
Eleventh day of march Anno Dom 1747/8 Calling to mind the 
frailty of my Body Knowing it is appoynted for all men once to 
die Do make this my last Will and Testament first of all I 
resigne and Recommend my Soul into the hands of God that 
gave it and my Body to the Earth to be decently buryed at the 
discretion of Mv Executor hereafter named, And as touching 



new Hampshire wills 543 

the worldly estate which it hath pleased God to bless me with in 
this life I give and dispose of it in Manner And form following. 

Imprimis. I give to my Wife Deborah a good and Suitable 
Maintainance in Sickness and in health (becoming her quality) 
during her Natural Life, to be rendered to her by my Executor 

Item I give to Six of My Sons (Viz) John, William, James, 
King, Daniel, & Joseph, to each of them Twenty Shillings money 
(Old Tenor) to be paid by My Executor out of my estate. 

Item I give to my Three Granchildren Nath 1 Ethridge, 
Deborah Ethridge, and Mary Ethridge (Children of my Daugh- 
ter Mary Deceased) to Each of them Ten Shillings Money (Old 
Tenor) to be paid out of my estate by my Executor 

Item I give to my Son Robert Calfe all the rest of my Estate 
Real and personal of what Kind or Nature Soever, and where- 
ever lying and being, he rendering a good and Suitable Main- 
tainance to my Wife During her Natural Life as above Said, 
And paying all the Legacies above mentioned. And I do Ap- 
poynt & ordain My Son Robert Calfe to be My Sole Executor of 
this my last Wi 1 1 to pay all my Just debts and funeral Charges, 
and receive all debts due to me, hereby renouncing all former 
Wills bequests & Executors, Confirming and ratifying this to be 
my Last Will and Testament In Witness to all the foregoing I 
the Said John Calfe have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the 
day and date first above written 

Published pronounced and John Calfe 

declar d by the Said John Calfe 
to be his last Will & Testament 
in presence of Us Witnesses & we 
Saw him Sign & Seal the Same 

Will™ X Litch 
hir 

marey X Litch 
mark 
his 

James X Butler 
mark 

[Proved May 25, 1748.] 



544 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of Robert Calfe, with Peter Ingalls and William Leach 
as sureties, all of Chester, in the sum of £500, May 25, 1748, to 
execute the will; witnesses, William Parker and Benjamin 
Mars ton.] 



THOMAS DINSMOORE 1747/8 HOLLIS 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas Dinsmoore granted 
to his widow, Hannah Dinsmoore, May II, 1748.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 217.] 

[Bond of Hannah Dinsmoore, widow, with Peter Powers, 
gentleman, and Samuel Cummings, yeoman, as sureties, all of 
Hollis, in the sum of £500, May n, 1748, for the administration 
of the estate of Thomas Dinsmoore of Hollis, yeoman; witnesses, 
William Parker and Joseph Blanchard.] 

[Inventory, March 15, 1747/8; amount, £2895.6.6; signed by- 
William Cummings and Francis Worcester.] 

[Warrant, June 29, 1750, authorizing Samuel Goodhue, 
William Cummings, Samuel Cummings, gentlemen, Nathaniel 
Townsend, and Stephen Ames, yeomen, all of Hollis, to divide 
the estate.] 

[Administratrix's account of the settlement of the estate; 
receipts, the personal estate; expenditures, £779.18.6; allowed 
Oct. 31, 1750; mentions "Maintain 6 William a Son of s d Intes- 
tate under Seven years of age j8 Weeks"; also "Mary & Eliza- 
beth 300 Weeks"; also "Samuel 150 Weeks".] 

Province of 1 By Vartue of a Warrant to us Diracted 

New Hampshire j by the Hon ble Andrew Wiggin Esq r 
Judge of the Probate of Wills for Said Province to Divid and 
make Partition of the Estate of Thomas Dinsmore Late of 
Holies yeoman Deceased to and among the Widow and next of 
Kin to the said Deceased — 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 545 

Parsuant thereto Wee have aprised the whol of the Reall 
Estate at £2800: 0:0: old Tenor 

Wee have Set of to the Widow one third part of the whol of 
the Real Estate as follows (viz) 7 acres and 128 pole of Land 
at the north East Cornpr of the Horn place begining at the north 
East Cornor Hound of s' 1 farm then South by the Road 52: pole 
to a stake and stones then west By the lain be fore the house 24 
pole to a stake and Stones then north 52: pole to a stake and 
Stones then East to the first Bound mentioned the House and 
Barn and orchard is on sd Land and a nother peace of mowing 
land about 6 acres and half on the south side the lain Before the 
house Bounded on the East side By the Road 26 pole to a stake 
and stones then west 40 pole to a stake and stones then north 26 
pole to a stake and stones then East by the said lain to the first 
bound where we began all so a nother peace of wood Land of 
10 acres on the west side of the Road the Said tract of Land is 
40 pole Squar and the Corners stakes and stones and Bound on 
the Road the East Side and So Layes in the farm we have set of 
to the widow the north End of the house and south Chamber 
with one half of the Seller and the previledge of half the well and 
half the Barn — 

Wee have Set of to Abraham the oldest son two peaces of 
Land in the home place one in the north west Cornor of sd farm 
of a bout 12 acres bounded as follows begining at a stake and 
stones on the north Side the Lain that goes a Cross the farm so 
west by said Lain 36 pole to a stake and stones then north 52 
pole to a stake and stones then East 36 pole to a stak aitd Stones 
then south to the first Bound the other a bout 13 acres Laying on 
the south side the Lain twenty pole wide and one hundred and 
ten pole Long the Cornor stakes and stones Likewise the other 
half of the Barn and the Remanding peart of the house seller 
and well — and we ordor him to pay Hannah the old Daughtor 
fifteen pounds old tenor She having had the Rest of her peart 
Before — and Like wise to pay thirty Six pounds old tenor to 
be Equelly Divided amongst the Rest of the Children with 
Hannah — 

35 



54-6 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Wee have Set of to Susanna one of the Daughters a n acres 
Bounded the East side on the Road 44 pole the north and south 
by the widows Land 40 pole and the west By Abrahams Land 
and the Cornors stakes and stones 

Wee have Set of to Thomas one of the Sons a bout 20 acres of 
Land at the South End of the homested 60 pole one way and 
55 the othe the Cornors Stakes and Stones 

Wee have Set of to Lucey one of the Daughters a Bout 26 
acres of Lajid in the homested Bounded south by Tho 8 60 pole 
then north about 71 pole then East By Abraham and the widow 
to the Road So by the Road to the first bound — 

Wee have Set of to John one of the sons one Lot of Land at 
New Ispwech No: 54 in the north Devision with the one half of 
the after Devisions — and he is to Do the Duty of the Right in 
bulding and Clering and the one half of the other Charges of 
said Right — 

Wee have set of to Abel one of the sons one Lot of Land at 
New Ipswech no. 4 in the 9 Range in the south Devision and 
the other half of the Right and he is to pay the other half of the 
Charges of the Right 

Wee have Set of to Eliphalet one of the sons about 34 acres of 
Land in their farm in monson no 1 : in the south Cornor of s d 
farm begining at the Cornor the north 45 deg s west 66 pole to 
heap of stones then north East 80 pole to Black oak the south 
East about 56 pole to a heap of stones then as the plan Diracts 
to the first Bound — ■ 

Wee have Set of to Ase one of the Sons about 32 J acres of 
Land in Monson no. 2 begining at a heap of stones then north 
45 dcgrs west 65 pole to a stake and stones then north East So 
pole to a heap of stones then south East 65 pole to a Black oak 
then south west 80 pole to the first Bound 

Wee have set of to William one of the sones about 70 acres of 
Land in monson no: 3 begining at a stake and stones then north 
west 126 pole to a stake and stones then north East 90 pole to a 
stak and stons then south East 126 to a heep of stones then 
south west to v° first Bound 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 547 

Wee have Set of to Samuel one of the sons about 39 acres of 
Land in Monson no: 4 Bounded begining at a heep of stones the 
north west 66 pole to a stake and stones then north East 80 pole 
to a stake and stones then South East 80 pole to a heep of stones 
then By the Bound of the farm as the plan Diracts to the first 
Bound 

Wee have set of to Mary one of the Daughters about 27 \ acres 
of Land in Monson no: 5 begining at a stake and Stones then 
north west 55 pole to a stake and stones then north East 80 
pole to a stake and stones then South East 55 pole to a Stake and 
Stones then south west to the first bound 

Wee have Set of to Elizabeth one of the Daughters about 55 
acres of Land in Monson no: 6 Begining at a heep of stones then 
north west 126 pole to a stake and stones then north East 70 
pole to a pine tree and stones then south East 126 pole to a stake 
and Stones then south west to the first Bound 

The a fore said Devisions are Discribed by y e Plans bye metes 
and Bounds as we have Devided them and set of Each one his 
part or Share — 

Holies October y e 25 th 1750 

Nath 11 Townsend ] 

William Cumings 

Sam 11 Goodhue \ Committee 

Stephen Ames 

Sam 11 Cumings 

[Allowed Oct. 31, 1750.] 



BENJAMIN DOW 1747/8 HAMPTON FALLS 

[Warrant, March 21, 1747/8, authorizing Amos Cass and 
Winthrop Dow, both of Hampton Falls, yeomen, to appraise 
the estate of Benjamin Dow of Hampton Falls, yeoman, ad- 
ministration of which is granted to his widow, Abigail Dow.] 

[Inventory, March 28, 1748; amount, £1544.19.0; signed by 
Amos Cass and Winthrop Dow.] 



54-8 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

JOHN BROWN 1747/8 HAMPTON FALLS 

In The Name of god Amen the twenty third day of march 
1747 I John Brown of y e South or falls parish in hampton in the 
Province of New hampshire in New England farmer being ill in 
Body * * * 

Imprimis I give & Bequeath to my Son Daniel Brown all 
my homstead wit my house & Barn and all the land Joyning 
thereto lying & Joyning on Exeter Rhode So Called & all my 
Stock of Cattle and all Creatures of all Sorts & kind whatsoever 
and all my husbandry tooles without Doors that i shall leave 
at my Decease and also a piece of marsh Laying by the farm 
Called Browns farme be the Same two acres more or less and also 
another piece of Salt marsh Laying at y e farm Between the 
marsh of Ebenezer Brown & Jeremiah Brown Be the Same two 
acres & half more or less &• also another piece of upland laying 
along by the Side of the marsh of the above said farm be the 
Same one acre more or less 

Item I give to my Son John Brown twenty Shillings old 
Tenor if he Comes again 

Item My Desire & order is for my Son Daniel Brown to pay 
to my Daughter mary Brown the Sum of twenty Pounds old 
Tenor To be paid in two years after my Decease 

Item my Desire & order is for my Son Daniel to pay to my 
Daughter Lydia Brown the Sum of twenty Pounds old Tenor 
To be paid at the End of five years after my Decease — 

Item my Desire & order is that my Son Daniel pay to my Son 
Caleb Browns Children the Sum of twenty Shillings old Tenor 
To Each child to be paid at the End of five years after my 
Decease 

Item my Desire is for my Son Daniel Brown to maintain my 
Beloved wife So long as She Remains my widow — And i do 
give & order my Son Daniel Brown to Receive all moneys Dues 
& Debts Due to me whatsoever & To pay all my Just Debts 
which i owe I Do likewise Constitute & ordain my Son Daniel 
Brown my Sole Executor of this my last will & Testament & I 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 549 

do hereby utterly Disallow revoke & Disannul all & Every other 
former Testaments wills & Executors made by me in any ways 
before named Ratifying & Confirming this & no other to be my 
last will & Testament In witness whereof i have hereunto set 
my hand & seal the Day & year above written 

Signd Sealed published & De- his 

clared by the Said John Brown John X Brown 

as his last will & Testament in mark 

the presents of us the Subscri- 
bers 

Benjamin Cram 

Benjamin Row 

Benjamin moulton jun r 

[Proved April 29, 1747.] 

[Warrant, April 27, 1748, authorizing Jonathan Fifield and 
Jonathan Gove, both of Hampton Falls, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by Jonathan Fifield and Jonathan Gove; 
amount, £6470.1.6; attested June 15, 1748.] 



SAMUEL BURBANK 1747/8 HOPKINTON 

In the Name of God amen this 23 Day of march 1747 I Samuel 
Burbank of Number 5 So Caled being under Great Indisposicon 
of Body and ful of pain * * * 

Im Primas I will and bequeath to my Loving wife the third 
Part of my estate during her natural Life I tarn I bequeath to 
my Son Samuel five Pounds of the old tenor of New England 
Currancy I tarn I Give and bequeath five pounds more of the 
Same Curancy to my Daughter mehetible I tarn five Pounds more 
Likewise to my Daughter mary of the Said old Tenor I tarn to 
my Daughter Sarah five pounds of the Said old tener to my Son 
Caleb Forty accers of my Home Lot on the North Side Bounded 
on David Wood well Butted East on Samson Colbey west on 
Common Land the Sd Lot being in the Township Caled Number 



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[torn] Lot being Number 9 in Said town Likewise in Rum ford in 
the province of new Hampshire Six acccrs of Snugger Ball 
Containing the Improved Land Lying on the west Sid Likewise 
the Half of a Six accer Lot Bounded on the East Side on Edward 
Abbet Furthermore as to my Stock of Cretures and Has- 
bandry tools my will is that there be an Equal Devision be- 
twen my two Sons Caleb & Jonathan I tarn to my Son Jonathan 
Forty accers of my Home Lot Lying in Number 5 In the Pervince 
of Newhampshire Buting Easte on mathew Standly Bounding 
North on James Whetney Likewise Seven acceres Lying in the 
Great Swamp So Caled Lying in Rumpherd Six accers of my Lot 
Coled Snugger Ball more or less also the half of a Six accer Lot 
which is Part of the above mentioned to my Son Caleb 

the above mentioned Land that is Given to Jonathan is to Re- 
turn to Caleb provided He Shuld not Live to Return Home again 
Dated at Quebec in the year of our Lord 1747 Being the twen- 
tieth year of his majestes Reign George the 2 d by the Grace of 
God of Grat Britain France & I Hand King Defender of the 
Faith & Sign d Seal d & Delivered in Presents of and declared 
to be his Last will & Testament in Presents of us 
his his 

David X Woodw.ell Samuel X Burbank 

Mark mark 

Alexander Robdes 
his 

John X Richard 
Mark 

[Proved Jan. 27, 1747/8.] 



AMBROSE DOWNS 1748 GOSPORT 

[Administration on the estate of Ambrose Downs of Gosport 
granted to his widow, Sarah Downs, March 30, 1748.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 200.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 55 1 

[Bond of Sarah Downs, widow, with Joseph Mace and Samuel 
Abbott, fishermen, as sureties, all of Gosport, in the sum of 
£500, March 31, 1748, for the administration of the estate of 
Ambrose Downs of Gosport, fisherman; witnesses, William Par- 
ker and Jacob Downs.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Ambrose Downs, who died Nov. 
4, 1747; taken April 5 and 6, 1748; amount, £1744.3.0; signed 
by Joseph Mace and Samuel Abbott.] 



JONATHAN EDMUNDS 1748 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Jonathan Edmunds of Ports- 
mouth granted to his brother, Benjamin Edmunds of Ports- 
mouth, March 30, 1748.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 199.] 

[Bond of Benjamin Edmunds, yeoman, with Nathaniel Shan- 
non, innholder, and Jonathan Trickey, husbandman, as sureties, 
all of Portsmouth, in the sum of £200, March 30, 1748, for the 
administration of the estate of Jonathan Edmunds of Ports- 
mouth, shipwright; witness, Thomas Seavey.] 

[Inventory, April 25, 1748; amount, £137.9.0; signed by Joseph 
Langdon and Stillman Jordan.] 



RICHARD NEAL 1748 NEWCASTLE 

[Administration on the estate of Richard Neal of Newcastle 
granted to his son, William Neal, March 30, 1748.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 200.] 

[Bond of William Neal, joiner, with Abraham Trefethen and 
Jeremiah Jones, manners, as sureties, all of Newcastle, in the 
sum of £500, April 14, 1748, for the administration of the estate 
of Richard Neal, joiner; witnesses, William Parker and Zerviah 
Parker.l 



55 2 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

\\ 
[Inventory, May 23, 1748; amount, £1043.4.9; signed by 
Nathaniel Sargent and Samuel Jackson.] 

[Additional inventory, April 26, 1749; amount, £75.12.0; 
signed by Samuel Jackson and Joseph Buss, Jr.] 



NATHANIEL PERKINS 1748 SOMERSWORTH 

[Administration on the estate of Nathaniel Perkins of Somers- 
worth granted to his son, Lemuel Perkins, March 30, 1748.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 199.] 

[Bond of Lemuel Perkins, with William Stiles and Joseph 
Hussey as sureties, all of Somersworth, yeomen, in the sum of 
£500, March 30, 1748, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, James Philpot and William Parker.] 

[Inventory, signed by James Hobbs and Silvanus Nock; 
amount, £89.19.0; attested June 22, 1748.] 

[Petition of the administrator, Nov. 30, 1748, for license to 
sell real estate.] 

[License to the administrator, Nov. 30, 1748, to sell real 
estate.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 30, 1748, authorizing Gershom Wentworth, 
yeoman, and Thomas Miller, physician, both of Somersworth, 
to receive claims against the estate.] 

[List of claims, May 31, 1749; amount, £106.13.10; signed 
by Thomas Miller.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate; 
receipts, £150.15.6; expenditures, £109.16.8; allowed, no date.] 



JOHN SHERBURNE 1748 NEWCASTLE 

[Administration on the estate of John Sherburne of Newcastle 
granted to his widow, Hannah Sherburne, March 30, 1748.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 200.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 553 

[Bond of Hannah Sherburne of Newcastle, widow, with Joseph 
Sherburne, mariner, and John Dennett, tanner, both of Ports- 
mouth, as sureties, in the sum of £1000, March 30, 1748, for 
the administration of the estate of John Sherburne of Newcastle, 
gentleman; witnesses, Nathaniel Shannon and William Parker.] 

[Inventory, April 7, 1748; amount, £5906.12.8; signed by 
Henry Sherburne and 7 nomas Westbrook Waldron.] 

[Administratrix's account of the settlement of the estate; 
receipts, £1155.12.8; expenditures, £713.6.3; allowed Dec. 26, 
1750; mentions Noah Sherburne, oldest son, Simeon Sherburne, 
second son, Catherine Odiorne, oldest daughter, Mary Randall, 
second daughter, and Hannah Sherburne, third daughter.] 

Know all men by these presents that Wee Noah Sherburne 
Simeone Shirburne Kathrine Odiorne, James Randle & mary 
my wife And Hannah Sherburn all Except the Said Randel, 
being Children & heirs of John Sherburn Late of New Castle 
in the Province of New Hampshire Gen 4 Deceased Intestate 
being all Legally Capably to Act for our selves; Have Mutually 
Agreed upon a Division of the Real Estate of the said Intestate 
as the same Comes to us & Set off the same To Have & To 
Hold to Each party his & her Respective heirs & assignes in 
Severalty for Ever According to the Plan on the other side hereof 
the Lots being Numbrd And Each party's Name Entred in his or 
her Respective Lots, Represented on said Plan And Do mutaliy 
Release & Quitt our Respective Claims Rights Intrests & prop- 
erties to Each other (& his or her Respective Heirs & assigns) 
To all the said Estate Excepting the part or share set off to us 
Respectively as aforesaid, In Witness whereof we have hereunto 
sett our hands & seals the 29 th Day of may 1751 & in the 24 th 
year of his Majes fics Reign 

Witnesses Noah Sherburne 

Cyprian Jeffry Simeon Sherburne 

Thomas Walden Katharine odiorne 

James Randall 
Hannah Sherburne 



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SAMPSON DOE 1748 NEWMARKET 

In the Name of God, Amen 

The fourth day of Aprill in the Yeare of our Lord Christ one 

thousand Seven hundred and forty Eight. I Sampson Doe 

of Newmarket in Newhampshire in New England Yeoman. 
* * * 

Item. I give my Son Samuel Doe three Shillings 
Item. I give to my Son Nicholas Doe three shillings 
Item. I give my Son Zebulun Doe three Shillings 
Item. I give my Daughter Martha ffrost three Shillings 
Item. I give my Daughter Mary Wiggin three Shillings 
Item. I give my Daughter Elizabeth Stoodly three Shillings 
Item. I give my Daughter Sarah Doe three Shillings 
Item. I give my Son Nathaniel Doe three Shillings 
Item. I give my well beloved Wife, Mary, All my goods & 
Chattels within Doars & without and all Debts & Specialties 
due to me of what Nature or kind So ever, And I do hereby 
Nominate and Appoint my Said Wife Sole Executrix of this 
my last Will and Testament, and I do hereby disannul and 
make void all former Wills and Testaments by me heretofore 
made either by word of Mouth or in Writing. I hereby Rati- 
fying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and 
Testament In Witness, I the Said Sampson Doe to this my last 
Will and Testament have Set my hand and Seale the day and 
Yeare first above mentioned. 

Signed Sealed, Published and Samson Doe 

declared by the Testator, in the 
presence of us whose Names are 
Subscribed as Witnesses, and 
attested by us in the presence of 
the Said Testator 
James Stoodly Ju r 
Samel Doe 
John mason 
[Proved May 29, 1751.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 555 

JOSEPH PEIRCE 1748 PORTSMOUTH 

[Bond of Susanna Pcirce, widow, with Clement Jackson and 
Daniel Peirce, gentleman, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the 
sum of £1000, April 18, 1748, for the administration of the estate 
of Joseph Peirce of Portsmouth; witnesses, Arthur Browne and 
William Parker J 

[Inventory, signed by Eleazer Russell and Daniel Rogers; 
amount, £4801.19.1; attested Aug. 31, 1748.] 

[Administratrix's account of the settlement of the estate 
Aug. 28, 1754; receipts, £3213.2.11; expenditures, £2769.3.11; 
mentions children.] 



SAMUEL SMITH 1748 NEWBURY, MASS. 

[Guardianship of Samuel Smith granted to his father, Samuel 
Smith of Newbury, Mass., April 27, 1748.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 214.] 

[Bond of Samuel Smith of Newbury, Mass., periwig-maker, 
with George Massey and Thomas Newmarch, both of Ports- 
mouth, as sureties, in the sum of £500, April 27, 1748, for the 
guardianship of his son, Samuel Smith, minor; witnesses, Me- 
shech Weare and William Parker.] 



■ TIBBETTS 1748 

[Guardianship of Peter Tibbetts granted to Timothy Robinson 
April 27, 1748.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 218.] 



JONATHAN FREESE 1748 HAMPTON 

[Bond of Sarah Freese of Hampton, widow, with George Ayers 
and Jonathan Ayers, both of Portsmouth, cordwainers, as sure- 
ties, in the sum of £500, April 28, 1748, for the administration 



55^ NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

of the estate of Jonathan Freese of Hampton, joiner; witnesses, 
William Parker and James Philpol.] 

[Warrant, April 28, 1750, authorizing Samuel Palmer and 
Joseph Philbriek, both of Hampton, to receive claims against 
the estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by Joseph Philbriek and Moses Perkins; 
amount, £260.17.0; attested May 24, 1748.] 

[List of claims; amount, £402.7.6; signed by Samuel Palmer 
and Joseph Philbriek; attested Oct. 23, 1750.] 

[Administratrix's account of the settlement of the estate; re- 
ceipts, £166.17.0; expenditures, £402.14.0; allowed Aug. 28, 
1751; mentions "maintaining three of the Intestates Children 
which were under Seven Years To this Time amount 8 to 380 
Weeks in the whole."] 

[License to the administratrix, Feb. 25, 1756, to sell real es- 
tate.] 

[Additional account of the settlement of the estate by Philip 
Dow and his wife, Sarah Dow, formerly Sarah Freese; receipts, 
<£533-°-°; expenditures, £273.15.0; allowed Aug. 24, 1756.] 

[Division to the creditors; claims, £347.19.6; amount divided, 
£259.5.0.] 

[Guardianship of George Freese and Joseph Freese, minors, 
aged more than fourteen years, children of Jonathan Freese of 
Hampton, granted to Jonathan Moulton Feb. 1, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 136.] 



SAMUEL HILTON 1748 HAMPTON 

In the name of God Amen this thirtyeth Day of April Anno 
Domini 1748 In the twenty first year of his majestys Reign 
Georg the Second King over Grate Britain &c I Samuel Hilton 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 557 

of Hampton in the Province of New Hampshier in new England 
being sick and weak in bodey * * * 

I tarn that is I Give and bequeth to Prudence my beloved wife 
my Dwelling house and Barn which I built in Hampton with one 
lettle Lott of land which I have laying in the third Range of 
lotts in the first Division of the five Divisions in said Hampton. 
I also Give and bequeth to my said wife Prudence the land 
which I bought of Phillep towle laying in the Ring swamp in 
said Hampton between land of Thomas Batchelder on the East 
of it and the land that was Called the Ram Pas tour on the 
west of it// I also give and bequeth to my said wife Prudence 
sixty acres of land which I have laying on the north west side 
of Pascassek River in the town ship of Exeter in said Province 
bounding southly on said River// with one third Part of a neck 
of land laying on the south Eastly side of said Pascassek 
River / bounded north Eastly on Lamprey River // I also Give 
and bequeth to my said wife Prudence / one Quarter Part of 
one mile and half Square Called Exetor Grant to the Hiltons 
with ten acres Granted to me by the town of Exetor near black 
Rocks // I also Give and bequeth to my said wife Prudence 
one Right in the township of Bow in said Province // with the 
thirty acres of land which I bought of Samuel Conner laying 
in the township of Exetor afore said bounding Eastly by the 
foulsams medow grant // south by the land of Stephen Leavit // 
westly by the Grate fresh River & north westly by land layed 
out to the heirs of thomas Dollof deceased // with all my Estate 
both Real and Personal of what Kind and nateuer what so Ever 
all and singuler to my said wife Prudence and to her heirs and 
assigns for Ever and my said wife to Dispose of all and singuller 
of the Demised Premisse as she Pleaseth — 

T also Give to my said wife all money Due to me by Book 
Bonds or other ways Due to me I Do Like wise Constitute make 
and ordain my said wife Prudence my sole Executer to this my 
Last will and testiment and I Do here by utterly Disanull Re- 
voke and Disalow all and Every other former testements wills 



558 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 



Leagusies and bequests and Executors by me in any wise before 
named willed and bequested Ratifieing and Conferming this 
and no other to be my last will and testement 

In wittness where of I have here unto set my hand and seal 
on the Day and year above written 

signed sealed Published Pro- Samll Hilton 

nounced and Declared by the said 
Samuel Hilton as his last will and 
testiment in the Presence of us the 
subscribers 

Natthnall Batchlder 

Benjamin Batchelder 

Samuel Palmer 

[Proved May 25, 1748.] 

[Inventory, June 7, 1748; amount, £320.17.0; signed by Sam- 
uel Palmer and Gershom Griffith.] 



JOHN McVICKER 1748 SOMERSWORTH 

[Bond of Charles Gorwood, shopkeeper, with Samuel Hart, 
joiner, and Humphrey Fernald, cooper, as sureties, all of Ports- 
mouth, in the sum of £500. May 2, 1748, for the administration 
of the estate of John McVicker of Somersworth, trader; wit- 
nesses, William Parker and William Webb.] 



JOSEPH HOYT 1748 STRATH AM 

The last Will and Testament of Joseph Hoyt of Stretham in 
the Province of Newhampshire yeoman made the 5 th day of 
May Anno Domini 1748 * * * 

Item I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Hannah Hoyt 
the use and improvement of all my household goods during her 
naturall life and at her decease S d Goods to be equally divided 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 559 

between my Seven daughters or their heirs also I give and be- 
queath unto my S d loving wife immediately after my decease 
two Cows and four Sheep as She Shall Choose out of my Stock 
to be at her own disposal 

Item I give unto my daughter Esther Jewet five Shillings to 
be paid her by my Exec r immediately after my decease She 
having rec d her Portion before 

Item I give unto my daughter Hannah Stevens five Shillings 
to be paid her immediately after my decease by my Exec r She 
having receiv'd her Portion before 

Item I give unto my daughter Mary Smith one Cow immed- 
iately after my decease to be deliver'd her by my Exec 1 " in full of 
her Portion 

Item I give unto my daughter Jemima Hoyt one hundred 
pounds old tenor to be paid her by my Exec within Six months 
after my decease in full of her Portion 

Item I give unto my daughter Anne Elsworth thirty pounds 
old tenor bills to be paid her by my Exec within Six months 
after my decease in full of her Portion 

Item I give unto my daughter Abigail Piccart five Shillings 
to be paid her by my Exec immediately after my decease She 
having receiv'd her Portion before 

Item I give unto my daughter Priscilla Palmer five Shillings 
to be paid her by my Exec immediately after my decease She 
having receiv'd her Portion before 

Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Son Joseph Hoyt 
Jun r (who I Constitute Executor of this my last Will & Testa- 
ment) and to his heirs and Assigns forever the remainder of my 
home place both lands & buildings that I have not already Sold 
him togeather with all Such Debts as Shal be due to me at my 
decease as also all Such implements of husbandry and all the 
residue of my real & personal Estate not before dispos'd of the 
better to enable him to pay my Just debts & Legacy's afores d 
as also mine and my wifes funeral Charges which my will is my 



560 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Executor Shall pay In witnes whereof I have hereunto Set my 
hand & Seal the day and year first within mention'd 

Sign'd Seal'd publish'd and de- Joseph Hoyt 

clar'd by Joseph Hoyt to be his 
last Will & Testament In p r sence 
of us 

John Cartty 

Noah Emery 

Nich Perryman 

[Proved June 15, 1753.] 

[Bond of Joseph Hoyt of Stratham, with Joseph Clark of 
Stratham and Theophilus Smith of Exeter as sureties, in the 
sum of £1000, June 12, 1753, for the execution of the will; 
witnesses, George Veasey and Daniel Clark.] 



NATHANIEL HILLS 1748 HUDSON 

[Anna Hills, widow, and Enoch Hills, oldest son, waive ad- 
ministration on the estate of Nathaniel Hills of Nottingham 
West May 9, 1748, in favor of Samuel Hills, another son; 
witnesses, Josiah Cummings and Nathaniel Hills.] 

[Bond of Samuel Hills of Nottingham W^est, yeoman, with 
Josiah Cummings of Nottingham West and Joel Dix of Litch- 
field, yeomen, as sureties, in the sum of £500, May 12, 1748, for 
the administration of the estate; witnesses, William Parker and 
Walter Warren.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 6, 1748; amount, £1568.11.0; signed by 
Robert Darrah and William Cummings.] ) 

[License to the administrator, Nov. 30, 1748, to sell real 
estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 296.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 56 1 

JERAHMEEL CUMMINGS 1748 HOLLIS 

[Administration on the estate of Jerahmeel Cummings of 
Hollis granted to his widow, Hannah Cummings, May II, 1748.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 217.] 

[Inventory, March 14, 1747/8; amount, £219.10.7; signed by 
William Cummings and Francis Worcester.] 

[Bond of Hannah Cummings, widow, with Peter Powers, 
gentleman, and Samuel Cummings, yeoman, as sureties, all of 
Hollis, in the sum of £500, May n, 1748, for the administration 
of the estate of Jerahmeel Cummings of Hollis, gentleman; 
witnesses, William Parker and Joseph Blanchard.] 

[License to the administratrix, Oct. 25, 1749, to sell real 
estate.] 



JONATHAN DANFORTH 1748 HOLLIS 

[Administration on the estate of Jonathan Danforth granted 
to Ann Danforth May II, 1748.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 217.] 

[Bond of Ann Danforth, widow, with Peter Powers, gentleman, 
and Samuel Cummings, yeoman, as sureties, all of Hollis, in the 
sum of £500, May II, 1748, for the administration of the estate 
of Jonathan Danforth of Hollis, yeoman; witnesses, William 
Parker and Joseph Blanchard.] 

[Inventory, June 9, 1747 (1748?); amount, £610.10.0; signed 
by William Cummings and Francis Worcester.] 

[Petition of Ann Danforth, Oct. 26, 1748, for license to sell 
real estate of her husband.] 

[License to the administratrix, Oct. 26, 1748, to sell real 
estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 290.] 
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562 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Account of Stephen Martyn and his wife, Ann Martyn, 
administratrix of the estate; receipts, £879.8.6; expenditures, 
£728.0.0; allowed May 29, 1 751 ; mentions "maintaining 3 
children of Said Intestate under 7 years of age 4 year Each," 
and "for 2 Children 3 Months Each more to this time."] 



ROBERT OX 1748 BOSTON, MASS. 

[Bond of Joseph Blanchard of Dunstable, with Peter Powers, 
gentleman, and Samuel Cummings, yeoman, both of Hollis, as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, May 11, 1748, for the administra- 
tion of the estate of Robert Ox of Boston, Mass., merchant; 
witnesses, Jonathan Lovewell and William Parker.] 

[Inventory, May n, 1748; amount, £100.0.0; signed by Peter 
Powers and Samuel Cummings.] 

[Certificate of marriage, by Rev. Joseph Whipple of Hampton 
Falls, of Charles Tracy, mariner, and Mrs. Hannah Smith of 
Durham, widow, Nov. 10, 1748.] 

[Administration de bonis non of the estate granted to Joseph 
Blanchard of Merrimack July 15, 1760.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 21, p. 467.] 

[Bond of Joseph Blanchard of Merrimack, with Hunking 
Wentworth of Portsmouth and Robert Campbell of London- 
derry, yeoman, as sureties, in the sum of £500, July 15, 1760, 
for the administration de bonis non of the estate; witnesses, 
William Parker and Solomon Lpud, Jr.] 

[Petition of the administrator, Nov. 29, 1780, for license to 
sell real estate.] 

[License to the administrator, Nov. 29, 1780, to sell real es- 
tate.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 563 

THOMAS COOK 1748 BOSCAWEN 

[Guardianship of Thomas Cook, minor, aged more than four- 
teen years, son of Thomas Cook of Boscawen, granted to Eben- 
ezer Stevens of Andover, Mass., May 23, 1748.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Records, vol. 328, p. 134.! 

[Bond of Ebenezer Stevens, with Jacob Tyler of Andover, 
Mass., husbandman, and Samuel Parley of Ipswich, Mass., as 
sureties, in the sum of £1000, May 23, 1748; witnesses, Daniel 
Appleton and James Tarbox.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Files.] 



JOSEPH SAWYER 1748 KINGSTON 

In the Name of God Amen. I Joseph Sayer of Kingston in the 
Province of New Hampshire Husbandman; under bodily Weak- 
ness * * * 

Imprimis I will that my honest & just Debts be paid out of 
my Estate by Dorithy my beloved Wife. 

Item I give & bequeath to my s d Wife all my live Stock & 
Moveables within Doors & without & the one half of 'all my 
Lands & Buildings with all their Contents, Privileges & Com- 
modities of what Name or Nature soever; during her natural 
Life, & the other half untill my Children shall be of Age; or 
marry successively, each & every of them; as hereafter expresed. 

Item I give & bequeath to my beloved Children Miriam, 
Elizebeth, Dorithy & Juda & to my Child unborn, if God please 
to bless us with further Issue, according to our Present Hope, 
to each an equal Share or Dividend of the one half of my Lands, 
as soon as they shall Successively come of Age or Marry: & to 
each of them an equal Share or Dividend of the other half of my 
Lands, as also my Buildings, at the Decease of my s d W T ife 

I do also hereby constitute & ordain my s d beloved Wife 
Doritby my sole Executrix to this my Last Will & Testiment. 



564 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

In Wittness & Testimony of all which I have hereunto Set 
my Hand & Seal this twenty eighth day of May Annoq: Domini 
1748. 

Pronounced, Signed & Sealed Joseph Sawyer 

in Presence of 

Joseph Seccomb 

John thorn 

Benjamin Selly 

[Proved Aug. 31, 1748.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 17, 1748/9; amount, £1409.8.0; signed by 
Benjamin Swett and Benjamin Cilley.] 



TIMOTHY WATERHOUSE 1748 PORTSMOUTH 

I Timothy Waterhouse of the town of Porchmoth In the 

Province of nuhamsheir In nulngland coardwiner being aged 
* * * 

first my dafter marge t bruster and mary spinney and: ruth 
gains and sarah foos and Eleizebeth ham all theas my dafters 
I give them each and every one of them five shilings a peace 
because I have givn them sufient before as for my dafter Lidea 
I give hur twenty pounds old tenner: to be payd by my son 
Timothy when he shall receve what Is given to him as for my 
son John, my son Joseph to pay him twenty pounds old tenner 
when he shall receive what is given to him, now for my three sons 
I give to my son Joseph my house and land at the pulpit wheare 
I now live to him and his airs lawfully begotten of his body for 
ever so that it shall be from air to air as a feirm Intailment for 
ever, as for my son Timothy I give my house and land at the 
bank In porchmouh to him, as for my son John I give him all 
my write and, intrust In Barinton of house or land what ever 
or commans to be to him and his airs for ever and all my waring 
cloaths to John 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 565 

as for my part In a pew In our meeting house that to belong 
to Joseph and his airs after his mothers death further I give my 
silver Tankerd to my son Timothy and my Chist of draws to my 
dafter Lidea after their mothers death if she be not forst to 
dispose of it for hur nececery suport I do make and ordain and 
apoint my well beloved wife Ruth my onely and soal Execturess 
of this my last well to order and dispose faithfuly singurly every 
part here of as for my beloved wife to have the use of all my 
estate duering hur widdowhood and hur thurds during hur 
life and after hur death what moovebles are left as housel goods 
and catel and horses and other creters to be to John as for hur 
cloaths to be Equaly devided a mong the dafters if she hath not 
disposed of them before and for the confirmation I being In my 
right mind and reson set my hand and seal this third day of 
June one thousand seven hundred and forty Eight 1748 

John Dennet Timothy Waterhouse 

Ephr m Dennet 

Phebe Dennet 

[Proved Dec. 28, 1748.] 

[Bond of Ruth Waterhouse, widow, with John Dennett, 
tanner, as surety, both of Portsmouth, in the sum of £500, Dec. 
28, 1748, for the execution of the will; witnesses, William Parker 
and George Meserve.] 



PETER PATTEE 1748 HAVERHILL DIST. 

In the name of god Amen the Ninth day of June one Thousand 

Seven hundred & fourty Eight I Petter Pattee of Havrhill 

District Within his Majesties province of Newhampshire In 

New England Gentleman, Being Very sick and weak in body 
* * * 

Imprimis I Give and Bequeath unto my well beloved wife 
Elizebeth Pattee her thirds of my Estate as the Law Directs as 
also all my Household goods 



566 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

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Item I Gi\ r e and Bequeath unto my son Ease and my son 
John all my Real Estate Lands & meddows to be Divided 
Equaly betwen them according to quantity & quality only I 
allow Ease to have the grist mill and the Stream to himselfe 
and John no Share therein and I allow Ease & John to pay thee 
rest there portions as shall be here arrter mentioned Equaly 
Bettuen them — - 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Susanna one 
hundred pounds old tennor and one Cow to be paid by Ease & 
John at the Day of her marrage — 

Item I Give & Bequeath unto the Rest of my Daughters 
fourty pounds old tennor Each (viz) Rhoda Merriall Hannah 
Abigaill and Betty all to be paid by Ease & John at the Day of 
Each of their Marrages to wit my Daughters 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my other three sons (viz) 
Petter ezepheneiah & Richard one hundred pound old tennor 
Each to be paid by Ease and John to them when they arive at 
the agge of twenty one years and I allow Ease and John to Carry 
on the place and help my wife to bring up the young boys and 
Girls till they are fitt to put to treads or the agge of Seven years — 
And as for the rest of my moveable Estate besides my household 
goods already given away to my wife I Allow all my Debts and 
funerall Charge to be paid out of that and the Remainder Saved 
for my Sons Ease and John and I give the Remainder to them 
In Order to Enable them to pay the Rest of my Children what 
I have left to them 

I Likewise Constitute make and ordain Robert Cochran and 
Samuell Morison the third both of Londonderry to be my Exact" 
of this my Last will and Testament and Do hereby utterly 
Disalow Revoak and Disanull all and Every other testaments 
Wills Leageses and Bequests and Exact" by me in any wise 
before Named Willed and Bequethed Ratifing and Confirming 
this & no other to be my last will & testament in Wlttness 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 56 



whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal the Day and 
year above Written — 

Signed Sealed Published Pro- peter pa tee 

nounced and Declared by me the 
said Petter Pattee as my last will 
and testament in the presence of 
us the Subscribers 

Moses Copp 

Richard Patee 

Susanna patee 

[Proved Sept. 28, 1748.] 

[Warrant, July 12, 1748, authorizing John Humphrey, 
gentleman, and John Mitchell, Jr., yeoman, both of London- 
derry, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 7, 1748; amount, £3757.15.8; signed by 
John Humphrey and John Mitchell, Jr.] 

[Guardianship of Asa Pattee, minor, aged more than fourteen 
years, and John Pattee, aged less than fourteen years, sons of 
Peter Pattee, granted to Elizabeth Pattee of Haverhill District, 
widow Oct. 2, 1749.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Pattee, widow, with Benjamin Richards, 
yeoman, as surety, both of Haverhill District, in the sum of 
£500, Oct. 2, 1749, for the guardianship of Asa Pattee and John 
Pattee; witnesses, Samuel Peavey and Moses Thurston, Jr.] 

[Executors' account of the settlement of the estate; receipts, 
£561.13.2; expenditures, £603.18.11; allowed Sept. 23, 1750.] 

[Guardianship of John Pattee, minor, aged more than four- 
teen years, son of Peter Pattee of Salem, yeoman, deceased, 
granted to Benjamin Richards of Plaistow, gentleman, Dec. 8, 
I755-] 

[Probate Records, vol. 19, p. 431.] 



568 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of Benjamin Richards, with Thomas Little as surety, 
both of Plaistow, in the sum of £500, Dec. 8, 1755, for the 
guardianship of John Pattee, minor, aged more than fourteen 
years, son of Peter Pattee; witnesses, Anna Freese and Cate 
Freese.] 



JOHN SWETT 1748 KINGSTON 

In the Name of God Amen The 16 th day of June 1748 I John 
Swett of Kingstown in the Province of New Hamps; in New 
England Gent * * * 

Imp 3 Whereas there is a Jointure Contract, or Agreement, 
between me & my Well beloved wife Sarah; before Marriage 
as by s d Jointure, or Contract, may at large appear, Over & 
above what is mentioned & Contained in s d Jointure or Con- 
tract, I Give & bequeath to my S d wife Sarah A good New 
Milch Cow, and All my Swine, (to be at her Dispose) & to be 
Delivered to her upon her Request after my Decease & Twenty 
pounds (in Old Tenour Bills) now in her hands, but If I Should 
make use of s d Twenty Pounds, then to be paid out of my Estate 

Item I Give & Bequeath unto the Children of my well beloved 
Son John Swett (Late of s d Town Deceas d ) Twenty Shillings 
Each (Old Tenour) to be paid out of my Estate, their s d father 
John haveing already had his portion out of my Estate, s d 
money to be paid to s d Children as they arrive to the age of 
Twenty one years 

Item I Give & Bequeath unto my well beloved son Benjamin 
Swett Thirty pounds (Old Tenour) to be paid in Three years 
after my Deceas viz: Ten pounds p r year, and the One Half 
of my wearing Cloaths, and also One Cow & Three Sheep 

Item I Give & bequeath unto my well beloved son Nathan 
Swett fifteen pounds (Old Tenour) to be paid out of my Estate, 
at the End of one year after my Decease, And also one Cow, 
& Three sheep, & the other Half of my wearing Clothes, (he 
the s d nathan haveing also had Considerable out of my Estate) 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 569 

Item I Give unto my well beloved son in Law Samuel Wins- 
lowe Husband of my Daughter Huldah Deceas'd five shillings, 
And to the surviveing sons of s d Daughter Huldah I Give 
& bequeath forty shillings to Each to be paid in (Old Tenour) 
in Two years after my Decease & to Elizabeth, Daughter of 
the s d Huldah (now the wife of William Buswel Ter s ) Half the 
Houshold Stuff that was my first wifes (Bethiah to be delivered 
to her upon her Request after my Decease 

Item I Give & bequeath unto my well beloved son in Law 
Thomas George (Husband of my well beloved Daughter Sarah) 
five shillings as also to my s d Daughter Sarah fifteen pounds 
(Old Tenour) to be paid in Three years after my Decease as 
followeth viz: five pounds p r year till the s d sum be paid; And 
to Each of the Children of my s d Daughter Sarah I Give & 
bequeath forty shillings apiece (old Tenour) to be paid in Two 
years after my Decease, and further to my s d Daughter Sarah 
I Give & Bequeath the other Half of the Houshold stuff that 
was my fore mentioned first wifes to be at her Dispose — And I 
do hereby Declare it to be my will that my Executor hereafter 
named shall pay all the forementioned Legacies 

Item I Give & Bequeath unto my well beloved Son Elisha 
Swett, who I Likewise Constitute make & Ordain Sole Executor 
of this my Last Will & Testament, All and singular my Lands, 
Messuages Buildings & Orchards, wherever, & however, Laying, 
& being, Butting & Bounding, to him my s d son Elisha Swett 
his Hiers & assigns for ever to his & thier own proper Use benefit 
& behoof forever, the same to Have & To Hold forever, with all 
my stock of Cattle Horses & sheep that are not yet Disposed 
of, and also all my Implements for Husbandry, for men or any 
other Creature to use, or work with and also all my Tools or 
Implements for any sort of Trade or other Calling, with every 
other thing (If any there be) not mentioned in this my Last 
Will & Testament; And I do hereby utterly dissalow Revoke 
& Disanul all & every other former Testaments wills Legacies 
& Bequests, & Executors by me in any ways before Named & 



5/0 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILES 

Bequeathed, or Willed, Ratifying & Confirming this & no other 
to be my Last Will & Testament; In Witness whereof I have 
hereunto set my hand & Seal the Day & year first above written. 

Signed Sealed Published Pro- John Swett 

nounced & Declared by the s d 
John Swett as his Last Will 
& Testament in the presence of 
us the Subscribers 

Eben r Stevens 

Jed. Philbrick 

Jeremy Webster 

[Proved Sept. 26, 1753.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 28, 1753; amount, £2171.17.0; signed by 
Jedediah Philbrick and Jeremy Webster.] 



NICHOLAS GILMAN 1748 DURHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Nicholas Gilman of Durham, 
clerk, granted to his widow, not named, June 29, 1748.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 248.] 

[Bond of Mary Gilman, widow, with Daniel Thing, clothier, 
and Josiah Ladd, joiner, as sureties, all of Exeter, in the sum 
of £500, June 29, 1748, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, Benjamin Marston and Matthew Livermore.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Rev. Nicholas Gilman, Sept. 1, 
1748; amount, £3237.13.4; signed by John Lord and John Gil- 
man, 3d.] 

[Guardianship of Tristram Gilman, Joseph Gilman, Josiah 
Gilman, and John Gilman, minors, children of Nicholas Gil- 
man, granted to Mary Gilman of Exeter, widow, March 29, 
I749-] 

[Bond of Mary Gilman, widow, with Daniel Thing and Samuel 
Gilman as sureties, all of Exeter, in the sum of £2000, March 29, 
1749; witnesses, Susanna Webster and Elizabeth Gilman.] 



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NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 571 

WILLIAM NASON 1748 FALMOUTH, ME. 

[Administration on the estate of William Nason of Falmouth, 
Me., granted to his widow, Mary Nason, June 29, 1748.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 249. 

[Bond of Mary Nason, widow, with George Massey, carter, 
and Jacob Lavers, joiner, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the 
sum of £200, June 29, 1748, for the administration of the estate 
of William Nason, tanner; witnesses, Jonathan Stewart and 
Matthew Livermore.l 



JOHN SMITH 1748 DURHAM 

[Administration on the estate of John Smith of Durham, 
gentleman, granted to his widow, Mary Smith, and his brother, 
Ebenezer Smith, June 29, 1748.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 248.] 

[Bond of Mary Smith, widow, and Ebenezer Smith, yeoman, 
with John Newmarch, gentleman, and Jacob Tash, tailor, as 
sureties, in the sum of £3000, June 29, 1748, for the administra- 
tion of the estate; witnesses, Paul Gerrish and Matthew Liver- 
more.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 15, 1748; amount, £1421.11.0; signed by 
Lemuel Bickford and Thomas Young.] 

[Account of the settlement of the estate of Capt. John Smith, 
Jr., by the administrators; receipts, £747.3.6; expenditures, 
£747.3.6; allowed Aug. 30, 1749.] 

[Warrant, April 26, 1750, authorizing Joseph Sias, Benjamin 
Mathes, Joseph Drew, and John Drew, all of Durham, and 
Walter Bryent of Newmarket, yeoman, to divide the estate.] 



57 2 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Prov c of \ Purssuant to an order from y e Honnorable 

Newhamp* J Andrew Wiggin Esq r Judge of the Probate of 
wills &c for Said Province Dericted to us the Subscribers Auth- 
orizeing& appointing us to make a Division of all the Real Estate 
of Capt John Smith that was his at his Death Late of Dur- 
ham Deceased to and among the widdow & y e Bretheren & 
Sisters of Said Deceased to y e s d widdow one third thereof the 
other two thirds to be Equally Divided among y e Said Breth- 
eren & Sisters having Regard borth to y e Quantity and Qual- 
lity of Said Real Estate 

Accordingly we have Sett off to mary Smith y e widdow of 
Said Deceased for her third part of Said Real Estate a Certain 
part of the home place (So Called) which part is Bounded as 
follows begining at a Stake Standing one Rod Distant South 
East from the South East Corner of the flanker that Joyns to 
the South East Corner of y e Dwelling house that Stands on S d 
farm and Runs from said Stake South forty Degrees East to 
the Great Bay & att high watter mark there is a Savan Bush 
Spotted in Said Line Standing by a Little Run of watter & from 
thence Round towards mathises mill (So Called) Bounding by 
Said Bay & mathis's Creek to the furtherest head of y e flowing 
of the tide in Said Creek and from thence about South thirty 
Degrees west about twenty Rods to a Large hemlock tree there 
marked & from Said tree South forty Eight Degrees East to a 
Stake Standing one Rod Distance west from y e South west 
Cornor of y e Dwelling house afore Said then northward Round 
Said house keeping one Rod Distance from said house from 
every part thereof untill it Comes to y e Stake first, mentioned 
with the great Rume in y e South side of the house & Bed Rume 
adjoyniiig & the half of the Chamber over y e Same an half y e 
garret over y e same & half y e Seller it being y e South Side of y e 
Seller also & one third part of y e Barn it being y e west End 
thereof Excepting twenty three acres within these Bounds 
Clamed by footman & mathises and for Said widdows third 
part of y e farm Bought of francis Durgin we set off a peice of 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 573 

Said Land & Bounded it as follows begining at a waldnot tree 
in y e Cove between said Land and Land of John Durgin and 
Runs up by S d Land of John Durgin's about North twenty 
Seven Degrees west twenty two Rods to a Stake then north 
Eighty Degrees East to the Great Bay then by Said Bay to 
y e Line between Said Land & said John Durgins Land So by 
said Durgin's Land as the Line goes up to y e waldnot tree where 
it began 

Secondly we Set off to Joseph Smith for his sixth part of two 
thirds of said Estate a peice of Land in y e home place Bounded 
as follows Begining at y e Savan Bush mentioned as standing in 
the Line of y e widdows thirds near high watter mark then South 
about forty Degrees west Eight Rods to a Stake then from said 
stake South fifty two Degrees East to the Great Bay then begin- 
ing again at Said Stake & Runs north fifty two Degrees west 
to the north west side of Said farm to the fence there Standing 
then by Said fence northerly to y e Land Set of to y e afore said 
widdow then by Said Land to y e Stake Standing at y e South 
west Cornor of y e house then keeping one Rod Distance from 
y e said house to the southward thereof until it Comes to y e Stake 
Standing at y e south East Corner of Said house then on s d Land 
Set off to S d widdow to the great Bay then by s d Bay to the 
End of the South fifty two Degrees East Line with one sixth 
part of two thirds of y e s d house and Barn with a peice of Land 
in that farm Bought of francis Durgin Bounded as follows begin- 
ing at the north west Conor of y e widdow's thirds in said farm 
& Runs north twenty one Degrees west five Rods then keeping 
that Breadth of five Rods & Runs Down South Eighty Degrees 
East to the great Bay with thirty acres of Land in number 
ninteen in y e Eighth Range in y e Last or third Division in 
notingham and one Sixth part of thirty acres in the fresh mash 
at y e head of Durham near north River with one sixth of y e 
priveledge of falls & Land belonging to said Estate at second falls 

Thirdly we Set off to Samuel Smith Juner for his Sixth part 
of two thirds of Said Estate a peice of Land in y e home place 



574 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Bounded as follows Begining at y c first Stake mentioned in the 
Land set of to Joseph and from said stake it Runs about South 
forty Degrees west Sixteen Rods to a stake and from s cl stake 
it Runs South fifty Seven Degrees East to the great Bay then 
on y e great Bay to Joseph's part then begining again at s d Stake 
Last mentioned & Runs north fifty Seven Degrees west & 
Bounding on y e north East Side on Joseph's part until it Comes 
to y c north west End or side of y e Land or home place with one 
Sixth part of y e two thirds of y° house & Barn with a peice of 
Land in that farm Bought of francis Durgin Bounded as follows 
Begining at the north west Corner of Joseph's part in Said farm 
& Runs north twenty one Degrees west five Rods & one third 
of a Rod then keeping that Breadth & Runs North Eighty 
Degrees East to y e Great Bay with one sixth of y c falls & Land 
belonging to Said Esteate at Second falls with y e sixth part of 
thirty acres of fresh mash at y e head of Durham 

fourthly we Set off to Benjamin Smith for his sixth part of 
two thirds of said Estate one whole Right in Canterbury it 
being s d Deceased his origanal Right & fifty acres of Land in 
notingham at or near wadleys mash & one hundred acres of Land 
in y e third Division in s d notingham In the Lott number twenty 
Eight in Range nine and a peice of Land in that farm Bought 
of francis Durgin begining at y c north west Cornor of y e Land 
Set of to Samuel & Runs north twenty one Degrees west Seven 
Rods then keeping that Breadth of Seven Rods & Runs north 
Eighty Degrees East to the great Bay with one sixth part of 
thirty acres of fresh mash at y e head of Durham near north 
River with one Sixth part of the falls and priviledges & of two 
acres of Land Lying at & being the priviledge at Second falls 
(so Called) 

Fifthly we set of to Ebenezer Smith for his sixth part of two 
thirds of the Estate one peice of Land in y e home place Bounded 
as follows begining at y e second stake mentioned in y c Return 
of Samuel's part and from said stake Run about South forty 
Degrees west fifteen Rods and two thirds of one Rod to a Stake 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 575 

then from s d stake South Sixty one Degrees East to y c great 
Bay then by S (1 Bay to Samuel's part then begining again at 
Said Stake & Runs north Sixty one Degrees west to y° north 
west Side of Said plaee to y e fence there standing then Bounding 
by s d fence to Samuel's part then by s d Samuel's part to where 
it began with one third part of y c two thirds of y e house & Barn 
and one Sixth part of the falls & Land belonging to said Estate 
at second falls and one sixth part of thirty acres of fresh mash 
at y c head of Durham near north River with a peice of Land in 
that farm Bought of francis Durgin Bounded as follows Begining 
at y e north west Cornor of y e Land in that farm set of to Ben- 
jamin and from said Corner to Run north twenty one Degrees 
west Six Rods & one half Rod to a Stake then keeping that 
Breadth & Runs north Eighty Degrees East to the great Bay — 

Sixthly we set off to Robert Burnum & Elizabeth Burnum in 
her Right for their sixth part of two thirds of said Esteate the 
one half of one fifth of one Right in Rochester with a peice of 
Land in y° home place Bounded as follows Begining at y c Second 
Stake mentioned in Ebenezer Return and from said Stake to 
Run about south forty Degrees west twelve Rods y n to Run 
South Sixty three & one half Degrees East to y e great Bay y n 
to begin again at said stake and Run north sixty three Degrees 
& one half Degree west to y c north west side of said Estate to 
y e fence there standing and Bounding on Ebenezers part on y e 
north East with one sixth part of two thirds of y e house & Barn 
and one Sixth part of y c falls Land & priviledges at Second falls 
that belong to s d Esteate with one sixth part of thirty acres of 
fresh mash at y e head of Durham near north River with a peice 
of Land in that farm Bought of francis Durgin begining at y e 
north west Cornor of that Land in s d farm sett of to Ebenezer 
& Runs from thence north twenty one Degrees west Seven & 
one half Rods then keeping that Breadth & Runs north Eighty 
Degrees East to y e great Bay — 

Seventhly we Set off to Trustram Coffin and Hannah his wife 
in her Right for their Right in Said Estate one half of one fifth 



5?6 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

of one Right in Rochester with a peice of Land in y c home place 
begining at y e South Easterly Cornor of y e Land Sett off to 
Robert Burnum & his wife in her Right & then Bounding on y e 
great Bay to y c north East Corner of y e Land set off to S d Bur- 
num in that Land Bought of francis Durgin & so Bounding on 
S d two Lotts of S d Burnums & Runs to y e north west side of 
Said Estates with one sixth part of y c two thirds of y e howse & 
Barn with one Sixth part of y c thirty acres of fresh mash at y e 
head of Durham near north River with one Sixth part of y e falls 
and Land at Second falls belonging to Said Estate — 

Dated at Durham this 22 d Day of October anno Domin 1750 — 

Walter Bryent 

Joseph Sias 

John Drew } Comm 1 

Benjamin Mathes 

Joseph Drew 



CHARLES STEWART 1748 HAMPTON FALLS 

[Administration on the estate of Charles Stewart of Hampton 
Falls, blacksmith, granted to Jonathan Stewart of Hampton 
Falls June 29, 1748.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 249.] 

[Bond of Jonathan Stewart of Hampton Falls blacksmith, 
with Benjamin Swett of Kingston, cordwainer, as surety, in the 
sum of £500, June 29, 1748, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, Abner Philbrick and Matthew Livermore.] 

[Inventory, July 18, 1748; amount, £365.4.6; signed by 
Joseph Worth and Benjamin Swett.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 28, 1748, authorizing Meshech Weare, Ben- 
jamin Hilliard, and Jonathan Swett, all of Hampton Falls, to 
receive claims against the estate of Charles Stewart, adminis- 
tration of which is granted to his son, Jonathan Stewart.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 577 

[List of claims April 26, 1749; amount, £241.2.6; signed by 
Meshech Weare, Benjamin Hilliard, and Jonathan Swett.] 



JOHN SWETT, JR. 1748 KINGSTON 

[Administration on the estate of John Swett, Jr., of Kingston 
granted to Benjamin Swett June 29, 1748.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 248.! 

[Bond of Benjamin Swett of Kingston, cordwainer, with 
Jonathan Stewart of Hampton Falls, blacksmith, as surety, in 
the sum of £1000, June 29, 1748, for the administration of the 
estate of John Swett, Jr., laborer; witnesses, Abner Philbrick 
and Matthew Livermore.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 14, 1748; amount, £546.8.0; signed by Paul 
Sanborn and Samuel Winsley.] 

[Guardianship of Moses Swett and Huldah Swett, minors, 
children of John Swett, Jr., of Kingston, yeoman, granted to 
Benjamin Swett of Kingston Aug. 31, 1748.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 339.] 

[Bond of Benjamin Swett, with Benjamin Cilley as surety, 
both of Kingston, in the sum of £300, Aug. 31, 1748, for the 
guardianship of Moses Swett and Huldah Swett; witness, 
Samuel Rankin.] 

[Guardianship of Judith Swett, daughter of John Swett, 
granted to Benjamin Cilley of Kingston, yeoman, Aug. 31, 1748.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 270.] 

[Bond of Benjamin Cilley, with Benjamin Swett as surety, 
both of Kingston, in the sum of £200, Aug. 31, 1748, for the 
guardianship of Judith Swett, minor; witnesses, John Allen, Jr., 
and N. Perryman.] 

[License to the administrator, Feb. 2, 1748/9, to sell real 
estate.] 
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57$ NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Administrator's account of the 'settlement of the estate; 
receipts, £688.3.0; expenditures, £286.2.7; allowed July 26, 1749.] 

[Administrator's additional account against the estate; 
amount, £78.0.0; allowed Dec. 26, 1750; mentions "maintain- 
ing of judith the youngest Child of the s* 1 John Sweat the 
Compleat Teirm of Two years being until! She was Seven years 
old."] 



PAUL SHERBURNE 1748 PORTSMOUTH 

[Bond of Miriam Sherburne, widow, with Joseph Sherburne, 
gentleman, and Joseph Langdon, merchant, as sureties, all of 
Portsmouth, in the sum of £500, July 7, 1748, for the adminis- 
tration of the estate of Paul Sherburne of Portsmouth, mariner; 
witnesses, William Parker and Zerviah Parker.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 17, 1748; amount, £289.0.0; signed by John 
Ayers and Thomas Walden.] 

[Administration de bonis non on the estate of Paul Sherburne 
granted to his mother-in-law, Priscilla Ward of Portsmouth, 
widow, Nov. 30, 1748.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. :<)S.\ 

[Bond of Priscilla Ward, widow, with Tobias Langdon, gentle- 
man, and George Massey, yeoman, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, 
in the sum of £5,00, Now 30, 1748, for the administration de 
bonis non of the estate; no witnesses.] 

[Additional inventory, Feb. 28, 1749/50; amount, £10.17.0; 
signed by John Ayers and Thomas Walden.] 

[Administratrix's account of the settlement of the estate; 
receipts, £291.13.6; expenditures, £291.13.6; allowed July 25, 
1750; mentions " Priscilla Ward a Daughter of said Account 1 ," 
also "Last Sickness of the Intestates wife."] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 579 

SEELEY LEAVITT 1748 EXETER 

In the Name of God Amen, I Sealy Leavitt of Exeter in the 
Province of Newhampshire in new England Husbandman, being 
weak of body * * * 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Well beloved wife Sarah 
Leavit the Use and Improvement of my Dwelling house and 
Barn and all my Land and my part in the Corn mill During her 
Natural life, or as long as She Remains my widow And all my 
Houshold goods Chattels and moveable estate within Doors 
and without for her own use and to be at her own disposal She 
paying my Debts and funeral charges as above mentioned — 

Item: I Give Dispose and Devise To my Son Daniel Leavitt 
his Heirs and assigns my Dwelling House and Barn and my part 
in the Corn Mill being one Third part and all my priviledge in 
the Falls and Dam and all appurtenances belonging to it: and 
Likewise Ten acres of land adjoyning lying bounding upon the 
Road and River partly below and partly above the house and 
Mill after his mother's Decease or upon her Marriage. — 

Item: I Give to my Son Jonathan Leavitt five Shillings 
Lawful money, he having Received his portion before — 

Item I Give Dispose and Devise To my Son Joseph Leavitt 
and to my Daughters Elizabeth Leavitt and Sarah Leavitt their 
Heirs and assigns all the Rest of my land to be equally Divided 
between them after their mothers Decease or upon her Marriage 

Finally My Will is and I do hereby Appoint my Well beloved 
wife Sarah Leavitt Sole Executrix to this my last Will and 
Testament, hereby Revoking Disanulling and making void all 
former Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made In Witness 
whereof I have to this my Last Wi 1 1 and Testament Set my hand 
and Seal this fourteenth Day of July Anno Domini One Thou- 
sand Seven hundred and forty Eight: — 

Signed, Sealed, Owned & pub- Sealy Leavitt 

lished In presence of us — S L 

Daniel Wormall His mark 

hall Stevens 

Elezibath gilman 

[Proved July 27, 1748.] 



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[Warrant, July 27, 1748, authorizing Joseph Thing, yeoman, 
and Andrew Gilman, gentleman, both of Exeter, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 22, 1748; amount, £1266.0.0; taken by 
Joseph Thing and Andrew Gilman.] 



JOHN GOFFE 1748 COHASS 

In the Name of God Amen the twetieth of July 1748 I John 
Goffe of a place Called Chohass in No Town but in the Province 
of Newhampshire Esq r being very Sick and weak in body * * * 

Imprimis I give and bequeath unto My beloved Daughter 
Mary Woods A note that I have of William m c Clinto of fifty 
four pounds ten shillings Old Tennor and also one Cow 

Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my beloved Grandson 
Benjamin Linkfield one hundred acres of Land in the Township 
of Londonderry it being an hundred acre grant in Charter of 
said Londonderry as it is laid out by a Comittee and recorded 
in the Town Book for said Londonderry reference thereto being 
had 

Imprimis I give unto my beloved Grandson John Kidder all 
my right Tittle Interest to a fourth Division in Londonderry 

Imprimis I give unto my beloved Granddaughters Sarah 
Kidder and Mary & Esther Kidder forty Shillings Each Old 
Tennor 

Imprimis I give to my beloved Granddaughters Betty Cutting 
and Hannah Gorman and Sarah Linkfield forty shillings Each 
old Tennor 

Imprimis I give to my wellbeloved Son John Goffe my Mare 
being a gray Mare whome I likewise Constitute Make and 
ordain my Sole Executor of this my Last W'ill and Testament 
and the rest of my Estate whether Real or personal Legally 
Divided between my son John my Executor and the Children 
of my Daughter Mary Woods (viz) George & Joseph Parson 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 58 1 

and I do hereby Utterly Disalow revoke and Dissanull all and 
every other former Testaments Wills Legaeies and bequests 
and Exe rs by me in any ways before Named Willed and be- 
queathed ratifying and Confirming this and No other to be my 
Last Will and Testament In Wittness whereof I have hereunto 
Set my hand and Seall the Day and year above written 

Signed Sealed published pro- John Goffe 

nounced and declared by the 
Said John Goffe as his last will 
and Testament in the presence 
of us the Subscribers 

Ephraim Bushnel 

Jonathan Corlles 

John m c Laughlin 

[Proved Nov. 30, 1748.] 



ROBERT KENT 1748 DURHAM 

In the Name of God amen the twenty Fifth day of July one 
thousand Seven hundred and forty Eight I Robert Kent of 
Durham in the Province Newhampshire in New England being 
not w r ell in Body * * * 

Imp" I give and bequeath to my Cousen Jonathan Langly 
whom I Constitute make and Ordain my Sole Executor of this 
my Last will and Testament, all my home Estate where I now 
dwell on which was Formerly my Father Joseph Kents deceas d 
together with a piece or Tract of Land Joyning to Land formerly 
in the possession of Liu* Francis Mathes deceas d and now in the 
possession of Widow Lydia Mathes as more plainly may and 
will appear by return Together with all my moveable Effects 
within doors and without to him the aforesaid Jon a Langly and 
his heirs forever, and also a Small pasture Joyning to Cap* 
Francis Mathes wood lott unto him the Jonathan Langly & his 
heirs for 



582 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item I give and bequeath unto my Sister Dorothy Kent one 
third part of my Estate as afore mentioned by her freely to be 
possessed and Enjoy'd during her natural life and at her decease 
it shall return unto my above said Cousen Jonathan Langly 
and his heirs 

Item I give and bequeath to my Sisters Sarah Kent and 
Eliz a Kent and to my brother Joseph Kent all my Out Lands 
near wheelwrights pond and in the Town of Rochester at their 
disposing if they Should want it for a maintainance and if they 
dont want it for their maintainance it is to return to my brother 
Sons John Kent Benj a Kent and Joseph Kent Sons of my brother 
John Kent deceas d to them and their heirs forever 

Item I give unto Each of the Children of my brother John 
Kent deceas d five Shillings Lawful money to be paid by my Ex- 
ecutor within one year after my Decease 

Item, I give and bequeath unto my Sisters Children Thorn 3 
Langly and Hannah Langly five Shillings to Each of them 
within one year after my Decease to be paid by my Exe rs 

Signed Sealed published and his 

pronounced in presence of us Robert X Kent 

Moses Kiming Mark 

Hercules Moony 

Thomas Langly 

[Proved April 27, 1759.] 

[Bond of Jonathan Langley, with Thomas Langley as surety, 
both of Durham, in the sum of £500, April 30, 1759, for the 
execution of the will; witnesses, William Parker and John 
Langdon, Jr.] 



JAMES FOLSOM 1748 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of James Folsom of Exeter 
granted to his widow, Elizabeth Folsom, July 27, 1748.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 259.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 583 

[Bond of Elizabeth Folsom, widow, with Edward Gilman, 
yeoman, and Elias Ladd, tailor, as sureties, all of Exeter, in the 
sum of £500, July 27, 1748, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, N. Perryman and Noah Emery.] 



WILLIAM JONES 1748 NEWCASTLE 

[Administration on the estate of William Jones of Newcastle 
granted to Mary Jones July 27, 1748.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 259.] 

[Bond of Mary Jones of Newcastle, widow, with Jotham 
Odiorne, Jr., and Charles Treadwell, shopkeeper, both of 
Portsmouth, as sureties, in the sum of £500, July 27, 1748, for 
the administration of the estate of William Jones of Newcastle, 
mariner; witness, Samuel Gilman.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 27, 1748; amount, £1606.2.6; signed by 
Joseph Newmarch and Nathaniel Sargent.] 

[Bond of Mary Jones of Newcastle, widow, with Jotham 
Odiorne and Charles Treadwell, shopkeeper, both of Ports- 
mouth, as sureties, in the sum of £500, July 25, 1750, for the 
administration of the estate; witnesses, William Parker and 
William Rindge.] 

[Inventory, July 25, 1750; amount, £142.0.0; signed by Joseph 
Newmarch and Nathaniel Sargent.] 

[Caveat by Jeremiah Jones of Newcastle, fisherman, oldest 
son, Feb. 27, 1 750/1, against the administration of the estate 
by Mary Jones, widow of a younger son.] 

[License to the administratrix, July 31, 1751, to sell real 
estate.] 

WILLIAM ROBBINS 1748 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of William Robbins granted 
to his widow, Sarah Robbins, July 27, 1748.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 259.] 



584 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Vi 
[Bond of Sarah Robbins, widow, with William Bennett, 
joiner, and Thomas Hatch, hatter, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, 
in the sum of £500, July 27, 1748, for the administration of the 
estate of William Robbins of Portsmouth, mariner; witnesses, 
N. Emery and William Parker.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 3, 1748; amount, £375.7.6; signed by Flunk- 
ing Wentworth and Zachariah Cross.] 



THOMAS TIBBETTS 1748 DOVER 

In the Name of God Amen, The Thirteenth Day of July 
Anno Domini one Thousand Seven Hundred & forty & Eight, I 
Thomas Tebbets of Dover in y e Province of New-Hamps r in 
New-England Husbandman, beng advanced in Years, & Labour- 
ing under Bodily Infermities * * * 

As to my Lands & Buildings I have heretofore Disposed of 
them to my five Sons, viz: John, Thomas, Ephraim, Samuel & 
Moses Tebbets, by Lawful Deeds of Conveyance to them their 
Heirs & Assigns under my hand & Seal well Executed, which 
Disposition of my Real Estate I do hereby Approve of & Con- 
firm. As to my Moveable Estate both within Doors & without, 
I Give & Dispose of y e Same as followes, viz: — 

Imprimis, I Give & Bequeath to my Beloved Wife Sarah 
Tebbets, free & Clear to her own Disposal the one half Part of 
my s d Movable Estate, both within Doors and with out, Pro- 
vided She Shall Dwell with me y e s d Tho s Tebbets During y e 
Term of my Natural Life, but in Case She, my s d Wife Shall 
Elope, or unlawfully Depart from me, then I Give her, no more 
of my s d Estate than y e Law will Allow her. 

Item, I Give & Bequeath, the other half Part of my s d Movable 
Estate, both within Doors & without, after my Just Debts & 
funeral Charges Shall be Paid out of it, To my Children & Grand 
Children, Namely to my Children Ephraim, Samuel & Moses 
Tebbets, & to my Daughter Elisabeth Mason, & to my Grand 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 585 

Children, Namely the Children of my Son John Tebbets De- 
ceas'd, & y c Children of my Grand Son John Tebbets Deceas'd, 
the Son of my Son Thomas Tebbets Deceas'd, & y e Children of 
my Daughter Abigail Tebbets Deceas'd ; To be Eaqually Divided 
among them, that is to Say, my Will is that my afores' 1 Children 
Ephraim, Sam 11 & Moses Tebbets, and Elisabeth Mason Shall 
have an Equal Part or Proportion of y e s d one half Part of my s d 
Movable Estate, after my s d Debts & funeral Charges shall be 
Paid out of y e s d half Part, as afores d And y e Children of my s d 
Son John Tebbets Deceas'd Shall have an Eaqual Part of my s d 
Movable Estate with one of my Children, and the Children of 
my s d Grand Son John Tebbets Deceas'd shall have an Eaqual 
Part with one of my Grand Children, and y e Son of my s d Son 
Thomas Tebbets Deceas'd Shall have an Eaqual Part with one 
of my s d Children, and y e Children of my s d Daughter Abigail 
Tebbets Deceas'd Shall have an Eaqual Part of s d Movable 
Estate with one of my s d Children. 

And I do hereby Nominate Appoint & ordain my s d Wife, 
Sarah Tebbets to be y e Sole Executrix of this my last Will & 
Testament. — 

And I do also hereby utterly Disallow Revoke & Disannul all 
& every other Will Testament & Executor by me before in any 
Wayes made or Named, Ratifying & Confirming this & no other 
to be my last Will & Testament. 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand & Seal y e 
Day and Year first above Written. — 

Signed, Sealed Published Pro- Thomas Tebbets 

nounced & Declared by y e s d 
Thomas Tebbets to be his last 
Will and Testament in Presence 
of us Witnesses. — 

John Wood 

Cutts Shannon 

Peter Cushing 

[Proved Oct. 26, 1748.] 



586 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, last Wednesday in October, 1748, authorizing 
Thomas Wallingford and Stephen Roberts, both of Dover, to 
appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 25, 1748; amount, £262.13.0; signed by 
Thomas Wallingford and Stephen Roberts.] 



JOHN BLUNT 1748 NEWCASTLE 

In the Name of God, amen I John Blunt of New Castle in the 
Province of New Hampshire in New England Clerk Being 
under weeke Circumstances of Body * * * 

Imp rs I Give and bequeath to my Dearly beloved wife Sarah 
Blunt all my money Plate Bills of Cred 1 Debts, Goods together 
with all other my Personal Estate of what Nature kind or 
Quallity Soever for hir Support and the Bringing up of my 
Children to Good learning & Education until age as she shall 
think fitting Except what is hereafter given and bequeathed, 
willing her to pay my Just Debts out of the Same as Soon as 
may be after my Deceast — 

Item — I Give and bequeath to my Eldest son John Blunt after 
he Comes of Age five pounds Lawfull Paper Currence of the 
Province aforesaid to be paid by my Executrix — 

Item. I Give and bequeath to my welbeloved son William 
Blunt after he Comes of age fifty shillings lawfull paper Currence 
of the Province afores d to be paid by my Executrix 

Item — I Give and bequeath to my welbeloved son Charles 
Blunt after he Comes of age fifty shillings lawfull paper Currence 
of the Province aforesaid to be paid by my Executrix 

Item — I Give and bequeath to my welbeloved Daughter 
Sarah Blunt after she Comes of age fifty shillings lawfull 
paper Currence of the Province afores d to be paid by my Execu- 
trix 

Item — I Give and bequeath to my welbeloved Daughter 
Abigail Blunt after she Comes of age fifty shillings lawfull paper 
Currence of the Province afores d to be paid by my Executrix 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 587 

Item — I Give and bequeath to my welbeloved Daughter 
Mary Blunt after she Comes of age fifty shill s lawfull Paper 
Currence of the Province afores d to be paid by my Executrix — 

Lastly — I do hereby ordain Constitute and appoint my 
Said wife Sarah Blunt Sole Executrix of this my will and do 
revoke and Disannual all other and former wills by me heretofore 
Made — ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my 
last will and Testement — In Witness whereof I have hereunto 
Set my hand and Seal the First Day of August in the Year of 
our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and forty Eight 

Signed Sealed pronounced and John Blunt 

Declared by the Said John 
Blunt as his last will and Teste- 
ment In Presence of us — 

Nath 1 Sargent jun r 

Jo s ffrost 

Jane Watkins 
hir 

Mary X Peirce 
Mark 

[Proved Aug. 31, 1748.] 



JOHN FABYAN 1748 NEWINGTON 

In the Name of God Amen I John Fabian of Newington in 
the Province of New Hampshire Esq r being in health * * * 

Item I give Devise & bequeath unto my Son Samuel all my 
Real & Personal wherever the same is or may be found (only 
Excepting what is herein given to others) to hold to him his 
Heirs & Assigns forever But I order him to pay the Several 
Legacies herein bequeathed & to defrey the Charge of the 
Support herein Granted 

Item I Order my Said Son to give his Mother my Well be- 
loved Wife Mary Fabian a Comfortable Suport & Maintenance 
during her Life & to take all necessary & Reasonable care to 
make her Life Easy & Comfortable — which I hereby grant her 



588 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

as also the use & Improvement of my Dwelling house & house- 
hold goods during her Life 

Item I Order my Said Son Samuel to Deliver to his Aunt 
Sarah a Good Milch Cow & the bed which she Commonly now 
uses & to give her a Comfortable Support & Maintenance all 
which I hereby bequeath & Grant to her Provided she will live 
with him if not then to have only the bed & Cow 

Item I give to my Son John the Sum of thirty pounds old 
Tenor bills of Public Credit to be paid by Said Son Samuel 

Item I give to my son Joseph the Like sum to be so paid 

Item I give to My Daughter Elizabeth Downing the like 
Sum to be paid as aforesaid 

Item I give to my Daughters A4ary Wood man Phoebe Furbur 
& Mehetabel Walker each the Like Sum to be paid as afore- 
said 

Item I Order my said Son Samuel to take the Care of & 
Support his Aunt Sarah — if she will live with him & I hereby 
give & Grant her such a Support on those Terms & the bed & 
Cow afores d if She Chuses to live Else where 

And I hereby Constitute & appoint my Said Son Samuel Sole 
Executor of this my Last Will & Testament & Revoke by these 
presents all former Wills by me heretofore made 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal the 
Sixth Day of August Anno Domin 1748 & in the twenty Second 
Year of His Majesty's Reign 

Signed Sealed & Declared by John Fabyan 

the Said John Fabian to be his 
Last Will & Testament in pres- 
ence of us 

Will m Earl Treadwell 

William Parker j r 

William Parker 

[Proved April 28, 1756.] 

[Bond of Samuel Fabyan, with Winthrop Pickering as surety,, 
both of Newington, in the sum of £500, April 28, 1756, for the 
execution of the will; witnesses, William Parker and John 
Fernald.l 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 589 

EPHRAIM ROBERTS 1748 DOVER 

In the Name of God Amen The Last will and Testament of 
Epharim Roberts. I Epharim Roberts of Dover in the Province 
of New Hampshire Yeoman being very Sick and weak in body 

% % ;jc 

Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved brother Joseph 
Roberts his heirs and assigns all my Estate both Real and 
personal be the Same of What nature or kind soever as well 
what was Left by the Death of my Honored father Joseph 
Roberts late of said Dover deceased to me, be the Same divided 
or not divided or any other way, be the Same in Lands Stock 
of Cattle or any moveable Estate, or debts due to my said father, 
or myself, Except the Legacies hereafter given to other persons — 

Item I give and bequeath my three Sisters viz 4 Mary Eliza- 
beth and Abigail Roberts one pair of black gloves Each 

Item I give and bequeath unto my sister Lydia Seven pounds 
Ten Shillings* Money according to the present value thereof 
meaning new Tenor to be paid unto her at the day she shall 
arive at the age of Twenty one years or at the day she shall be 
married, and if she shall happen to die before that age or is 
married then the said Legacy shall Remain unto my said 
brother Joseph — 

Item I do appoint my uncle Ephraim Ham of said Dover to 
be Sole Executor of this my last will and Testament, and I do 
hereby Revoke disanul and disallow all wills and Testaments 
by me formally made Ratifying and Confirming this and no 
other to be my Last will and Testament In Witness Whereof I 
do hereunto set my hand and Seal this Seventeenth day of 
August anno Domini 1748 — 

Sign'd Seal'd published and Ephraim Roberts 

declared to be the last will and 
testament of Ephraim Roberts 
In presence of 

Jon a Cushing 

John Malony 

Cutts Shannon 

[Proved Oct. 26, 1748.] 



590 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of Ephraim Ham, yeoman, with Cutts Shannon and 
John Maloney, gentlemen, as sureties, all of Dover, in the sum 
of £500, Oct. 26, 1748, for the execution of the will; witnesses, 
Daniel Lunt and Walter Weeks.] 



SAMUEL STEVENS 1748 HAVERHILL DIST. 

In the Name of God Amen this Twentyeth day of August 
Anno Domini 1748 and in the Twenty Second Year of his 
Majesties Reign 

I Samuel Stevens of Haverhill District in the Province of New 
Hampshire in New England yeoman being Sick and weak in 
body * * * 

Item I give and bequeath unto Rachel my dear and well 
beloved wife my Two Cows to be at her disposal also all my 
household stuff with her thirds or right of Dower in all my 
Estate 

Item I Give and bequeath unto My Dear and well beloved 
son John Twenty shillings money old Tenor which I will & 
order my Executor hereafter named to pay him in one year 
after my decease in full with what he has before rec d of me of 
his portion in my Estate. 

Item — I give and bequeath unto my dear and well beloved son 
Samuel Twenty shillings money old Tenor to be paid him by my 
Executor hereafter named in Two Years after my decease which 
with what he has before rec d of me by Deed is his full portion 
in my Estate 

Item I give and bequeath unto my dear and well beloved son 
Nehemiah Twenty Shillings money old Tenor which I will and 
Order my Executor hereafter named to pay him inThree Years 
after my decease which sum together with what he has before 
rec d of me by Deed is his full portion in my Estate 

Item I give and bequeath unto my Dear & well beloved 
son William Twenty shillings money old Tenor which Sum I 
order my Exec tr hereafter named to pay him in Three years after 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 59 1 

my decease 8i is with what he has before received of me his full 
portion in my Estate. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my dear and well beloved 
Son Jonathan Twenty shillings money old Tenor which I will & 
Order my Executor hereafter named to pay him in four Years 
after my decease & with what he has rec d before is his full portion 
in my Estate. 

Item I give and bequeath unto my dear & well beloved son 
Joseph Twenty shillings money old Tenor in full of his portion 
in my Estate which I will & Order my Executor hereafter 
named to pay him in three Years after my decease in full of his 
portion 

Item I give and bequeath unto my dear and well beloved son 
Benjamin Twenty shillings money old Tenor which I will and 
Order my Executor hereafter named to pay him in four years 
after my Decease which sum together with what he has before 
received of me by Deed is his full portion in my Estate 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my dear & well beloved 
Daughter Sarah Twenty five pounds money old Tenor which I 
will & Order my son David to pay her in Two Years after my 
decease & is with what I have before given her her full share and 
portion in my Estate. 

Item — I give and bequeath unto my dear and well beloved 
daughter Rachel Twenty five pounds money old Tenor which 
I will & Order my Exec lr hereafter named to pay her in Two 
years after my decease and is with what she has before rec d of 
me her full portion in my Estate 

Item I give and bequeath unto my dear & well beloved Daugh- 
ter Abigail forty pounds money old Tenor which I will & Order 
my Exec tr hereafter named to pay her in Two Years after my 
decease and is in full with what she has before rec' 1 of me of her 
portion in my Estate 

I give and bequeath all the remainder of my Estate of all 
sorts to my son David, whom I make Exec tr of this my last will 
and Testament to all intents & purposes whatsoever hereby 



592 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

revoking all former wills & Con firming this & no Other to be 
my Last will & Testament In Witness whereof I have hereto set 
my hand & Seal, The Day <S: Year first written 

signed Sealed cv Declared by Samuel Stevens 

the S d Samuel Stevens to be his 
Last will & Testament before us. 

Richard Hazzen 

Sarah Hazzen 

Hannah Hazzen 

[Proved June 18, 1751J 

[Bond of David Stevens, with Richard Hazzen as surety, 
both of Hampstead, in the sum of £500, June 18, 1751 , for the 
execution of the will; witnesses, Joseph Freese and Bradstreet 
Wiggin.] 



JOSEPH BEVERLAND 1748 NOTTINGHAM 

In The Name of God, amen I Joseph Beverland of Notting- 
ham In the Province of newhampshire in newengland Husband- 
man * * * 

first I will that my Debts and funeral Charges shall be Paid 
and Disscharged, Pertickerly thirty Pounds I Borrowed of my 
Dafter Sarah, old tener. 

Item. I Give unto my Loving son Robert ten shillings old 
tener 

Item I Give to my Loving Dafter Garisel Beard widow, ten 
shillings old tener 

Item I Give unto my Loving Dafter Margrat Neele ten 
shillings old tener 

Item I Give to my Loving Dafter marey Neele ten shillings 
old tener 

Item I Give to my Loving Dafter Sarah above mentioned 
ten shillings old tener 

Item I Give to my Loving Dafter Martha ten shillings old 
tener 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 593 

Item T Give to my Loving Dafter Gennit ten shillings old 
tener 

Item I Give to my Loving Dafter Elizcheth ten shillings old 
tener 

Item I Give to my Loving son David one half of my Land 
that I now Possess or own in the town of nottingham aforesaid 
for him to Receve after my wifes Decese 

Item I Give to my Loving son James the other half after my 
wifes Decese as aforesaid 

Item I Give to my Loving wife Marah all my Movabal or 
Personal Estate for her to Dispose of at her Discrashon and I 
Do appoint her and My friend vvillam Morroson to be my full 
and sole Executors of this my Last will and testament and I Do 
hereby revoke Dissannul and make void all wills and testaments 
be me heartofore made in witness whereof I the said Joseph 
Beverland to this my Last will and testament set my hand 
and seal this twenty Secont Day of august in the year of our 
Lord on thousand seven hundred and forty Eight and in the 
22 year of his majstys Reign 

signed and sealed in the Pres- his 

ents of Joseph X Beverlan 

his mark 

David X morrison 
mark 

Aridrew mcClery 

Thomas harvey 

[Proved Sept. 20, 1748.] 

[Inventory, signed by Andrew Simpson and Robert Harvey; 
amount, £594.6.0; attested June 28, 1749.] 



THOMAS HOYT 1748 AMESBURY, MASS. 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas Hoyt granted to 
Ruth Hoyt Aug. 31, 1748.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 270.] ' 
38 



594 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of Ruth Hoyt of Amesbury, Mass., with Orlando 
Bagley and Joseph Bean, both of Kingston, yeomen, as sureties, 
in the sum of £500, Aug. 31, 1748, for the administration of the 
estate of Thomas Hoyt of Amesbury, Mass.; witnesses, William 
Parker and Noah Emery.] 

[Receipt of Joseph Hoyt of Amesbury, Mass., oldest son, 
May 28, 1750, for £90.5.4, his portion of two thirds of the estate 
of his lather in Xew Hampshire; witnesses, David Hoyt and 
Enoch Challis; also petition to the court to settle the two thirds 
on his brother, Jonathan Hoyt, and his four sisters, Hannah 
Hoyt, Ruth Hoyt, Mary Hoyt, and Miriam Hoyt.] 

Agreable to a Commition to us directed by the Honorable 
Andrew Wigen Esq r Judg of the Probates for the Province of 
New hamshier &c directing and impowring us to sett out one 
third of the Real estate (within sd Province) of Thomas Hoyt 
Late of almsbury in the County of Essex in the massechusets 
bay desest intestate unto Ruth Hoyt widow of the sd desest 
as her rite of dower in sd Estate and to aprise the other two 
thirds of Sd Estate and vew the same two thirds to se wheather 
it would admit of a divition to and among the Children of the 
sd desest and divide the sd two thirds into as many shears as 
it woold beare without Prejudice &c not exceeding nine as by 
Commition under the hand of sd judg and seal of the office 
baring date Sept r 28: 1748 may appear acordingly wee sett out 
to the sd widow one half of a lott of land att aspe hill in south 
ham ton the sd lott being bounded s° east and n° west on high- 
ways n° east on Land of timothy Huntinton, and s° west on 
Land of Jonathan Barnerd and is held in parnership with micah 
Hoyt, we also sett out to the sd widow thre acres of salt marsh 
at a place Cald Hamton pines in south ham ton abovesd bounded 
s° west on meado of John Hoyt n° east on the beach n° west on 
meado formerly georg martin, s° east on meado of the flanders 

we also sett to the sd widow feive acres and a half of Land at 
the north end of a Lott in the mill divition in south hamton 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 595 

above sci sd feive acres and half being bounded n°erly on a high- 
way Easterly on land of david Hoyt s°erly on the remains of sd 

Lott w'erly on — — saving always a pasing way of one rod 

wilde on the west side of the sd feive acres and half for a privelidg 
to the remains of sd Lott 

all which we judg to be one full third for quantity and quallity 
of the Real Estate of the sd desest as above sd 

and we apprised the other two thirds of sd Real Estate att 
£361 01 03 Last Emition bills and then we took a vew of sd two 
thirds and found it woold admit of being divided into feive 
shears and no more without Prejudice acordingly we sett to N° 
one nine acres of Land in the mill divition in South ham ton sd 
nine acres lying on the East side of a peace of land belonging to 
the Estate of the sd decest and is bounded E'erly on land of 
David Hoyt s°erly on the Province line w'erly on land hereafter 
sett to N° two N°erly on land sett to the widow which shear 
wee vallu d at £72.04.03 with a privelidg of the pasing way throug 
the feive acres and half sett to the widow 

and we sett to N° two nine acres of Land on the w^erly side 
of a pece of Land belonging to the Estate of the sd desest in the 
mill divition in south ham to above sd bounding E^rly on Land 

sett to n° one s°erly on the Province line w*erly on 

n°erly on Land sett to the widow with a prevelidg of the pasing 
way through the feive acres and half sett to the widow as above 
sd which share wee valud att £72:04:03 

and then we Sett to n° three the w* half of an addition Lott 
in Chester bounding s°erly on a High way w^rly on land of John 
Roby n°erly on a Highway E l erly on the other part of sd lott 
belonging to Benjamin Hils as by a deed of pertion bearing date 
septr 20 1749 may appear we also sett to n° thre one third (for 
quanty and quallity) of the w* half of a sixty acre lott in the 
fourth divition in Chester above sd n° 55 the .other half of sd 
Lott being ownd by Enoch Colby as by a deed of pertition under 
the hand and seal of the sd Colby &c may appear we also sett to 
n° thre nine acres that is nine fiftyeth parts of the one half (for 



596 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

quanty and quallity) of a hundred acre Lott in Chester above sd 
held in parnership with Abel Morse which shear we vailud at 
£72:04:03 

and then we sett to n° four the w l half of an Eighty acre lott 
in Chester abovesd being the 89 th lott in number in the third 
devition the other half of sd lott being ownd by Enoch Colby 
abovesd wee also sett to n° four forty one acres that is forty 
one fiftyeth parts of the one half (for quantyty and qualyty 
of a hundred acre lott in Chester above sd held in partnership 
with Abel Morse above sd we also sett to n° four one third for 
quanty and qualyty of the w e half of a sixty acre Lott in Chester 
above sd in the fourth divition n° 55 the other half of sd Lott 
being ownd by Enoch Colby as above sd wee also sett to n° 
four the one half of a thath island in south ham ton above sd 
held in parnership with Joseph maxfield which shear we vailud 
at £72:04:03 

and then we sett to n° feive the East half of a hundred acre 
Lott in Chester above sd being the 72 d Lott in number in the 
second divition the other half of sd lott being ownd by Enoch 
Colby above sd we also sett to n° feive the one half of a small 
meado Lott in the three Camp meado in Chester above sd the 
other half of sd Lott being held in severelty by Enoch Colby 
above sd we also sett to n° feive one third for quanty and quallity 
of the west half of the sixty acre Lott in the fourth divition in 
Chester above sd n° 55 the other half of s d Lott being ownd by 
Enoch Colby above sd which shear we vailud at 72:04:03 

Reuben Dimond 
John ordway 
Joseph French > Comitte 
Joseph Jewel i 
John Currier J 

[Allowed May 31, 1750, and the shares assigned as follows: 
number one to Mary Hoyt, third daughter, number two to Ruth 
Hoyt, second daughter, number three to Miriam Hoyt, fourth 



] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 597 

daughter, number four to James Hadlock in the right of his wife, 
Hannah Hadlock, oldest daughter, and number live to Jonathan 
Hoyt, youngest son, "it appearing that the other Children have 
had their parts & Shares of Said Estate Settled in the Province 
of the Mass 8 Bay."] 



SAMUEL PICKERING 1748 PORTSMOUTH 

[Guardianship of Samuel Pickering, minor, aged more than 
fourteen years, son of Samuel Pickering of Portsmouth, granted 
to Joshua Pickering of Newington Aug. 31, 1748.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 270.*] 

[Bond of Joshua Pickering of Newington, yeoman, with James 
Leach of Portsmouth, tailor, as surety, in the sum of £500, Dec. 
21, 1748, for the guardianship of Samuel Pickering; witnesses, 
William Parker and Nathaniel Sherburne.! 



NATHANIEL MARSHALL 1748 PORTSMOUTH 

[Bond of Hannah Marshall, widow, with John Dam, tanner, 
and George Libby, mariner, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in 
the sum of £500, Sept. 13, 1748, for the administration of the 
estate of Nathaniel Marshall of Portsmouth, blockmaker; wit- 
nesses, Esther Harvey and Ann Harvey.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 30, 1748; amount, £2186.6.0; signed by 
Thomas Wright and Daniel Jackson.] 

[Administration de bonis non on the estates of Nathaniel 
Marshall and his wife, Hannah Marshall, who survived him, 
granted to George Libby of Portsmouth, mariner, Dec. 6, 1758.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 21, p. 125. 1 



59$ NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of George Libby, mariner, with Jeremiah Libby, yeo- 
man, and Henry Rust, mariner, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, 
in the sum of £1000, Dec, 6, 1758, for the administration de bonis 
non of the estate; witnesses, William Parker and David Sewall.] 

[Guardianship of Nathaniel Marshall, minor, aged more than 
fourteen years, son of Nathaniel Marshall, granted to George 
Marshall Jan. 1, 1759.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 21, p. 140.] 



EPHRAIM JACKSON 1748 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen. The Twenty first day of Septem- 
ber 1748. I Ephraim Jackson of Portsmouth in the Province of 
New Hampshire Cooper being Sick in Body * * * 

I Give unto my son Johnson Jackson the Sum of Ten shil- 
lings — 

Item I Give unto my son Jeffry Jackson the Sum of Ten 
Pounds — 

Item I Give unto my son Joseph Jackson the Sum of Ten 
shillings — 

Item I Give unto my son William Jackson the Sum of Ten 
Pounds — 

Item I Give unto each of the Children of my Son Ephraim 
Jackson dec d Twenty five shillings 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Elizabeth Cotton the sum 
of Ten shillings — 

Item. I Give unto my Daughter Mary Peirce the sum of 
Ten shillings — 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Hannah Bestow the Sum of 
Ten shillings — 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Eunice Jackson the Sum of 
Twenty Pounds — 

And as to the rest and residue of my Estate both real and 
personal I Give and bequeath the Same unto my well beloved 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 599 

wife Dorothy for her Comfortable Support and Maintenance 
and what she shall not have occasion to use for that purpose to 
be by her distributed to and among my Children and the Child- 
ren of my son Ephraim dec d at her discretion and as she shall 
think proper. I likewise Constitute and appoint my wife Doro- 
thy Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament. In Tes- 
timony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day 
& year first above Written 

Sign'd seal'd publishd & De- Ephraim Jakson 

clared by the Testator to be his 
last Will and Testament in the 
presence of us witnesses Sub- 
scribing in the Testators Pres- 
ence 

Mark Langdon 

Henry Beck 

Thomas Bickford 

[Proved Nov, 30, 1748.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 16, 1748/9; amount, £1818.5.8; signed by 
Daniel Jackson and Thomas Bickford.] 

[License to the widow, April 12, 1758, to sell real estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 20, p. 493.] 



SAMUEL THING 1748 EXETER 

The Last Will and Testament of Samuel Thing of Exeter in 
the Province of Newhampshire Esq made this Twenty First Day 

of September one Thousand Seven hundred and Forty Eight 

* * * 

Imp r I Give, Devise and bequeath unto my Daughters Abigail 
Gilman Elizabeth Gilman Sarah Wormall Lidia Gilman, Katha- 
rine Ladd Mary Thing and Alice Ladd, And my Grandson 
Samuel Thing Eldest Son of my Son Jos'iah Thing, And to the 
heirs of my Daughter Joanna Gilman Deceased, and to the 



600 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

heirs of my Daughter Deborah Oilman Deceased all my Brick 
house where now [ live with the lands thereto adjoyning called 
my home place (excepting what I have already disposed of by 
Deeds) being about Twenty five acres Together with all my 
Salt Marshes in Exeter afore Said being about Ten acres and 
Lyes by Exeter Salt River in four Divisions, with all the Edifices 
and appurtenances to the Said House Lands and Marshes be- 
longing, To be to them their Heirs and Assigns forever. To be 
equally Divided between them namely to each of my Living 
Daughters above Named the one Tenth part thereof and to 
my Said Grandson one Tenth part thereof, and to the heirs of 
my Said Daughter Joanna Gilman one Tenth part thereof and 
to the heirs of my Said Daughter Deborah Gilman Deceased 
one Tenth part thereof. — 

Item I Give, Devise and bequeath unto my Son Josiah Thing 
Three hundred pounds old Tenor to defray my Funeral 
Charges & to Set up Grave Stones I Likewise give him all my 
Bills Bonds and Book Debts, and all my other estate both Real 
and personal whatsoever and wheresoever not disposed of before 
by Deed or otherwise: He paying my Just Debts and Funeral 
charges And I do hereby Appoint my Said Son Josiah Thing 
Sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament. And do 
hereby Revoke all Former and other Wills and Testaments by 
me made. In Witness whereof I do hereunto Set my hand and 
Seal the Day and Year First Within written.. — 

Signed, Sealed, published & his 

Declared by the Said Samuel Samuel X Thing 

Thing Esq to be his Last Will mark 

and Testament in presence of us 

John Gilman 3 d 

Benja Connor 

Theo s Gilman 

[Proved Jan. 25, 1748/9.] 

[Bond of Josiah Thing, blacksmith, with Nicholas Perryman 
and Daniel W T ormall, joiner, as sureties, all of Exeter, in the 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 6d 

sum of £500, Jan. 25, 1748/9, to execute the will; witnesses, 
William Parker and George Meserve.] 

[Guardianship of Samuel Thing granted to his father, Josiah 
Thing, March 22, 1749/50.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 533.) 

[Bond of Josiah Thing of Keenborough, with Israel Gilman 
of Exeter as surety, in the sum of £500, April 5, 1750, for the 
guardianship of his son, Samuel Thing, minor; witnesses, Thomas 
McLucas and Francis Follett.] 

[Act, Feb. 21, 1 75 1, authorizing Robert Light, Lieut. John 
Gilman, and Jonathan Gilman, Jr., to divide the estate.] 

Province of \ Whereas There is an Act of the Gov- 

New Hampshire J ernour Council and Assembly Appoint- 
ing Us the Subscribers, or any two of us to make a Division 
of the Homestead of Samuel Thing Esq r late of Exeter Deceas'd 
to and among the Parties Interested as by a Copy of Said Act 
return'd with the Plan of Said Division into the Registers Office 
doth Appear — And we do find by the Will of Said Samuel Thing 
Esq r Deceas'd that he gave the Premisses before mention'd to 
be divided into Ten Shares to his Children & Grand Children 
We having Maturely Survey'd the Same and made a Plan thereof 
do find it best for the Parties Interested to have One Highway 
through the Same for the L'se of the whole concernd. And is 
bounded as follows (viz) beginning at a Stake Standing Nine 
Rods from the south east Corner of said Homestead On a Way 
that goes from Kimmin's Brook so called to Eppin and from 
thence runs two Rods up said Way to a Stake and then runs 
carrying the same breadth Xorth about Eighty Degrees West 
through said Land to two stakes one Standing Six Rods and 
the other eight Rods from the North West Corner of Said Home- 
stead On the Road that goes from the Lanes end So called to 
Kingston And another Way we lay out for the Use of but two 



602 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Xi 
Lotts which are Number three and Number Four and are 

bounded as follows (Viz) beginning two Rods South two De- 
grees West from the North east Corner of Said Homestead 
And then runs South two Degrees West One Rod and half then 
runs carrying that Breadth North Eighty two Degrees West 
twelve Rods — We have laid the ten Shares into Several Lotts 
to each Share and numbred each Lott that belongs to a Share 
with the Same Numbers as by the Plan annexed will Apper — 

(Number i) Contains One Acre of Up Land, and One hundred 
and Fifty Rods of Salt Marsh and fell by Lott to the Heirs of 
Deborah Gilman Daughter of the Dec d and is bounded as fol- 
lows (Viz 1 ) beginning at the South east Corner of the Home- 
stead by the Highway then runs North twelve Degrees West 
Nine Rods to the Way that goes through the Land then runs 
North Seventy four Degrees West On the Way Fifteen Rods 
and half, then South Two Degrees West about twelve Rods to 
the South Side of Said Homestead then on a Strait Line to the 
Place began at The Marsh belonging is in two Pieces One Con- 
taining Thirty Rods beginns at the Northerly Corner of that 
Piece of Marsh that belongs to s d Homestead called Brays 
Marsh then runs South Thirty eight Degrees West three Rods 
and half then runs South East carrying the breadth of three Rods 
and half to the River: The other Piece Containing One hundred 
and Twenty Rods being part of that Marsh called the three 
Acre Marsh and begins at the Northerly Corner then runs 
South Thirty five Degrees West two Rods and nine feet, then 
runs North Forty One Degrees East carrying that Breadth to 
the River — 

(Number 2) Contains One Acre & three Quarters of Up Land 
being in two Lotts & One Acre and Ten Rods of Salt Marsh 
which fell by Lott to Sarah Wormall Daughter of the Deceas'd 
& is bounded as follows (Viz) first Lott begins at a stake stand- 
ing Eleven Rods North Twelve Degrees West from the South 
east Corner of Said Homestead, and runs North Twelve Degrees 
West Seven Rods then North two Degrees East two Rods, then 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 603 

n 

North Eighty two Degrees West Eighteen Rods, then North two 
Degrees East Ten Rods then North Eighty two Degrees West 
Six Rods then South two Degrees West about Fourteen Rods to 
the Way that runs thro' the Land and then running in a Strait 
Line down Said Way to the Bounds it first began at — The other 
Lott begins at the North West Corner of Said Homestead runs 
South Eighty two Degrees East about Seven Rods and three 
Quarters till it comes to Lott Number Eight then South two 
Degrees West to the Way that runs thro' the Land, then runs 
up Said Way North Seventy four Degrees West till it comes to 
the head of s d Way, then on a strait Line to the Place began at. 
The Marsh belonging is bounded as follows (Viz) beginning at 
a Stake Standing three Rods and half & two feet South Forty 
Degrees West of the Northerly Corner of that Piece of Marsh 
called the Four Acre Marsh blonging to Said Homestead, and 
then runs South forty Degrees West three Rods and half and 
two feet then runs carrying the Same Breadth South Forty four 
Degrees East binding on Lott Number Seven till it comes to 
the River — 

(Number 3) Contains Sixty Rods of Up Land in three Lotts 
with that part of the House which stands thereon and one acre 
and Twenty Rods of Salt Marsh which fell by Lott to Lydia 
Gilman Daughter of the Deceas'd bounded as follows (Viz) first 
Lott begins at the North East Corner of said Homestead then 
runs South two Degrees West Two Rods then running North 
Eighty two Degrees West two Rods and about three feet to the 
Middle of the great Front Door of Said House then runs North 
two Degrees East two Rods then On a Strait Line to the Bounds 
began at. Second Lott begins three Rods & half South two De- 
grees West from the North East Corner of the Homestead then 
runs North Eighty two Degrees West four Rods then South 
two Degrees West Six Rods and half then South Eighty two 
Degrees East four Rods then North two Degrees East Six Rods 
and half to the Bounds it first began at third Lott begins twelve 
Rods North Eighty two Degrees West from the North east Cor- 






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604 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

ner of the Homestead then runs South two Degrees West five 
Rods, then North Eighty two degrees West Six Rods then North 
two Degrees East five Rods then South Eighty two Degrees East 
six Rods to the Bounds began at — The Marsh belonging is that 
which is Commonly known by the Name of the One Acre 
Marsh— 

(Number 4) Contains about One hundred Rods of up Land 
in two Lotts with part of the aforesaid House and about One 
Acre of Marsh which fell by Lott to the Heirs of Joanna Gilman 
Daughter of the Deceas'd the first is bounded as follows (Viz) 
beginning twelve Rods North Eighty two Degrees West from 
the North East Corner of the Homestead then runs South two 
Degrees West two Rods then South Eighty two Degrees East 
Nine Rods and Thirteen feet till it comes to the middle of the 
great Front Door of said House then North two Degrees East 
two Rods then on a Strait Line to the Place began at — Second 
Lott begins at a Stake that Stands four Rods North Eighty 
two Degrees West from the Northeast Corner of the Lott n° 
three which lies at the South Side of the twelve Rod Way then 
runs North Eighty two Degrees West up Said Way eight Rods 
then South two Degrees West One Rod and half then North 
Eighty two Degrees West Six Rods then South two Degrees 
West Five Rods then South Eighty two Degrees East Fourteen 
Rods then on a Strait Line to the Place began at — The Marsh 
belonging is all that Piece of Marsh called Brays Marsh Except 
Thirty Rods which was taken of at the Lower End — 

(Number 5) Contains Two Acres of Up Land in two Lots and 
One hundred & Fifty rods of Salt Marsh which fell by Lott to 
Samuel Thing Son of Josiah Thing and bounded as follows first 
Lott begins at the South West Corner of Lott Number One then 
runs North eighty Seven Degrees West about eighteen Rods to 
a Stake that Stands South two Degrees west from a Stake that 
Stands Thirty Rods North eighty two Degrees West from the 
north east Corner of Said Homestead and then runs North two 
Degrees East till it comes to the W r ay that goes thro' the Land 
then runs down by Saicl Way North Seventy four degrees East 
till it comes to the Northwest Corner of Lot number One then 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 605 

Sou tli two Degrees West to the first Bounds — The other Lot 
begins Twenty four Rods North eighty two Degrees West from 
the north East Corner of Said Homestead then runs North 
eighty two Degrees West Six Rods then runs carrying that 
Breadth South two Degrees West till it comes to the Way that 
goes thro' the Land. The Marsh belonging begins at the West- 
erly Corner of Lot number Six in the three Aere Marsh then 
runs South Thirty live Degrees west three Rods and four Feet 
then runs South Forty One Degrees East carrying that Breadth 
and binds upon Lot number Six till it comes to the River — 

(Number 6) Contains Two Acres and One Quarter of Up Land 
in two Lots and One hundred and Fifty Two Rods of Salt Marsh 
which fell by Lot to Mary Thing Daughter of the deceas'd 
bounded as follows (Viz) First Lot beginning Thirty Rods North 
eighty two Degrees West from the North East Corner of Said 
Homestead then runs North eighty Two Degrees West Twelve 
Rods and half then running South Two degrees West carrying 
that Breadth to the Way that goes thro' the Land — Second 
Lot begins upon the South Side of Said Way and running South 
two degrees West carrying the breadth of Twelve Rds and half 
to the Southermost Side of Said Homestead binding on Lott 
number Five — The Marsh belonging begins at the West Cor- 
ner of Lot number One in the three Acre Marsh Then running 
South Thirty five Degrees West three Rods and four feet then 
South Forty One Degrees East binding on Lot number One till 
it comes to the River — 

(Number 7) Contains two Acres and half of Up Land and One 
Acre and Six Rods of Marsh which fell by Lot to Alice Ladd 
Daughter of the Deceas'd bounded as follows beginning Forty 
two Rods and half North Eighty two Deg rs west from the North 
east Corner of Said Homestead then running North eighty two 
Degrees West Thirteen Rods and one Third, Then runs South 
Two Degrees West carrying the Same Breadth till it comes to 
the Southernmost Side of S d Homestead except the Way before 
laid out thro' it — The Marsh belonging begins at the Northerly 
Corner of the four Acre Marsh (so Called) runs South forty 
Degrees West three Rods and half and Two feet then running 



606 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

South Forty four Degrees east carrying the Same Breadth and 
binding On the Lower Side of said four Acre Marsh till it comes 
to the River — 

(Number 8) Contains Two Acres and three Quarters of Up 
Land and One hundred and Fifty Two Rods of Salt Marsh 
which fell by Lot to Elizabeth Oilman Daughter to the Deceas'd 
bounded as follows (Viz) beginning at the North West Corner 
of number seven then runs North Eighty two Degrees West 
Sixteen Rods then running South two Degrees West carrying 
the Same breadth till it comes to the Southernmost side of Said' 
Land excepting the Way before laid thro' it — The Marsh be- 
longing begins at the Westerly Corner of Lott number five in 
the three Acre Marsh then runs South thirty five Degrees West 
three Rods and four feet then runs south Forty One Degrees 
east carrying the same Breadth binding On Lott number five 
till it comes to the River — 

(Number 9) Contains three Acres and three Quarters of L'p 
Land and One Acre and Thirty Rods of Marsh which fell by 
lot to Abigail Gilman bounded as follows (Viz) beginning at the 
South West Corner of Lot number Eight and then runs North 
Eighty Two Degrees West till it comes to the Road that leads 
to Kingston then runs North easterly on Said Way till it comes 
to the Way laid out thro Said Homestead then running down 
on the South Side of Said Way till it comes to Lott number 
eight then On a Strait Line to the first bounds The Marsh be- 
longing begins at the West Corner of the four Acre Marsh then 
runs North Forty Degrees East four Rods then running South 
Forty four Degrees East carrying the Same Breadth and binding 
on Lott number Ten till it comes to the River — 

(Number 10) Contains four Acres of Up Land and One Acre 
and Thirty Rods of Marsh which fell by Lot to Katharine Ladd 
Daughter of the Deceas'd bounded as follows (viz 1 ) beginning 
at the South east Corner of Lot number Nine then running South 
Ten Degrees East Twenty three Rods and three feet, then South 
Sixty five Degrees West Nine Rods anrj half then North Sixty 
two Degrees West Thirty Three Rods to the Highway then 
North Twenty Degrees East Sixteen Rods till it comes to Lott 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 



607 



number Nine then running On Said Lott to the first bounds — The 
Marsh belonging begins at the West Corner of Lott number two 
then runs South Forty Degrees West four Rods then running 
South Forty four Degrees East carrying the Same Breadth and 
binding On Lott number two till it comes to the River — 

Dated at Exeter this Twenty first day of February Anno 
Domini 1755. — 

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CLEMENT HAM 1748 

[Administration on the estate of Clement Ham of Dover 
granted to his widow, Patience Ham, Sept. 28, 1748.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 278.] 

[Bond of Patience Ham, widow, with Eli Demeritt and Stephen 
Pinkham, yeomen, as sureties, all of Dover, in the sum of £500, 
Sept. 28, 1748, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
William Parker and Robert Cochran.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 24, 1748; amount, £997.5.7; signed by John 
Huckins and Samuel Starbird.l 



JAMES DAVIS 1748 DURHAM 

In The Name of God Amen, This Eighteenth Day of October 
Anno Domini one Thousand Seven Hundred & forty Eight, I 
James Davis of Durham in the Province of New Hamps r in New 
England Esq r Being Advanced in Years, & Labouring under 
Bodily Infirmities * * * 

Imprimis, My Will is that my Euneral Charges & just Debts 
be all Paid out of my Movable Estate, and that my Son Ephraim 
Davis Shall have my Wareing Apparrel. — 

Item, I Give to my Son James Davis, & to my Son Samuel 
Davis & to thier Heirs Sc Assigns for ever, one Hundred Acres 
of Land Lying & Being in Dover, where they now Dwell, which 
Land was Granted to my father John Davis, by y c Town of 
Dover, To be Possess'd & Enjoy'd by them my s d Sons James 
& Sam 11 Davis, as y e Partition fence between them now Stands; 
And also Twenty Acres of Land more, which was Lay'd out to 
me on y c North West Side of Maharrimets Hill, to be Eaqually 
Divided between them. — 

I also Give unto my s d Son James Davis & to his Heirs & 
Assigns for ever, all my Right in y e Township of Bow in y c 
Province afores d the Lott in y e first Division of s d Township, 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 609 

Appertaining; to s d Right, or Shear, being the Twenty Second 
Lott, & in y° Sixth Range of Lotts — 

Item, I Give unto my Son Thomas Davis & to his Heirs and 
Assigns for ever, Twenty Acres of Land which was Granted 
unto me by y° Town of Dover, & Lay'd out on y e Northerly 
Side of Stories Hundred Acre Lott; And also three fifth Parts 
of one Hundred Acres of Land more, Granted unto my father 
John Davis by y c Town of Dover near Lampereel River. And 
ye other two fifths of s d Hundred Acres, I Give unto my Sons 
Samuel Davis & Daniel Davis & to thier Heirs and Assigns for 
ever, to be Eaqually Divided between them. — 

Item. I Give unto my Son Daniel Davis, & to his Heirs & 
Assigns for ever, Six Acres of fresh Meadow, which was Granted 
to me by the Town of Dover. And also Seventeen Acres of 
Land more, being Part of y e Land which was Granted unto me 
in y c Common Land in Durham afores d , & is Lay'd out near, or 
Adjoyning, to a Certain Marsh, Commonly Called Cauiey's 
Marsh. — 

Item. I Give unto my Son Ephraim Davis & to his Heirs, 
ail my Homestead Land, that is to Say, all that Land where I 
now Live, Lying between Coll: Sam 11 Smith's Esq r & Daniel 
Meaders, together with my Dwelling House & Barn and all 
other Buildings Standing upon y e S d Homestead Land. And 
my Will & Pleasure further is, that my s d Son Ephraim Davis 
Shall Entail my Homestead Land, which I have herein & hereby 
given him, upon one of his Sons, of his Body Lawfully Begotten, 
on which of them he Shall See fitt, if any, or either of his Sons 
Shall Survive him; But in Case neither of his Sons Shall Survive; 
my Will is that he Shall Entail y c s d Land upon one of his 
Brothers Sons, on which of them he Shall think Proper. And 
I also Give unto my s d Son Epraim Davis, & to his Hiers & 
Assigns for ever, Twenty five Acres of Land, which I Purchased 
of Joseph Sheffield, with fifteen Acres more which is Part of 
forty Acres which was Granted unto my father John Davis, & 
Lay'd out Adjoyning to a Place Commonly Call'd & known, 

39 



6lO NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

by y° Name of Frogg Pond, both which Parcels of Land are 
Enclosed by a fence. 

Item. I Give unto my Daughters Sarah Hicks, & Phebe 
Mathews and to thier Heirs & Assigns, all my Right & Interest 
in the Township of Barnstead, in y e Province aforesaid. — 

Item. I Give unto my Daughter Hannah Dearing & to her 
Heirs, my first Division Lott in y Town of Rochester in y e 
Province afores* 1 which I have Convey 'd unto her by one Deed 
of Gift under my Hand ec Seal, well Executed. And also forty 
Acres of Land more in my Second Division Lott in s d Rochester, 
I Give unto my Daugher Hannah Dearing & to her Heirs. — 

Item. I Give unto my Daughter Elisabeth Hicks & to her 
Heirs all my Right & Interest in y c Township of Canterbury in 
y c Province afores d And my Will also is, that in Case my s d 
Daughter Elisabeth Hicks, Shall be left a Widow, then my s d 
Son Ephraim Davis, or his Heirs Shall Pay or Cause to be Paid 
unto her my s d Daughter Elisabeth, the Sum of Ten Pounds old 
Tenor, a Year, & every Year, During her Widowhood, either in 
Cash, or in y c Produce of y c Homstead Land, w r hich I have 
Given to my s d Son Ephraim, at y e then Current Market Price, 
which She Shall Chuse. — 

Item. I Give unto my five Sons aforementioned, viz: James 
Thomas, Samuel, Daniel & Ephraim Davis, all my Right & 
Interest in y c Township of Rochester afores d both in y e Divided 
& undivided Lands in s d Town, to them their Heirs & Assigns 
forever; Except Such a Part of Said Land as I have herein given 
to my Daughter Hannah Dearing. — 

Item. I Give unto four of my s d Sons, viz James, Thomas 
Samuel & Daniel Davis all my Estate Right Title & Interest in 
y e Township of Haverhil, either in y e Province of y e Massachu- 
sets-Bay, or New Hamps r & all other my Estate both Real & 
Personal where ever y c Same may be found, to them their Heirs 
and Assigns for ever, Except Such of my Estate as is Perticulerly 
mentioned & other ways Disposed of in this my Last Will & 
Testament. — 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 6ll 

Item. I Give unto my four Daughters above mentioned, 
viz: Sarah Hicks, Hannah Dearing, Elisabeth Hicks, & Phebe 
Mathews, all my Movable Estate both within Doors & without, 
to be Equally Divided among them, Except my Wareing Ap- 
parrel, which I have herein Given to my Son Ephraim, & also 
Such a Part of my s d Movable Estate as Shall be Sufficient to 
Paying my Just Debts, & to Defraying my Funeral Charges. — 

And my Will also is. that in Case any Contoversie Should 
hereafter arise, & any Law Suit Ensue Concerning any Part of 
my Estate herein &' hereby Disposed of, then Each Perticuler 
Person, or y e Persons, to whom Such a Part of my Estate is 
Given, Shall be at y c Sole Charge & Cost of Defending y e Same in 
y e Law; & if Such Person, or Persons, to whom Such Part of my 
Estate is Given, Shall not Recover y e Same, then he, or they, to 
whom it is, by me, Given Shall Sustain y e Loss of it with out 
puting my other Children to any Cost or Charge Concerning 
y e Same.— 

And I do hereby Constitute, Make, & Ordain my s d Son James 
Davis to be my Sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament; 
And do utterly Disallow, Revoke, & Disannul all & every other 
former Testaments, Wills, Legacies, Bequests & Executors, by 
me in any wayes before Named or made; Ratifying & Confirming 
this & no other to be my last Will & Testament. In Witness 
whereof I have here unto Sett my Hand & Seal y c Day & Year 
first above WVitten. — 

Signed Sealed Published & De- • James Davis 

clared by y e s d James Davis Esq r 
to be his last Will & Testament in 
the Presence of us Witnesses. — 

John Williams 

Soloman Drew 
his 

Joseph X Williams 
mark 

[Proved Sept. 27, 1749.] 



6l2 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

DANIEL TWOMBLY 1748 DOVER 

[Mary Twombly of Dover, widow, renounces administration 
on the estate of her husband, Daniel Twombly of Dover, in 
favor of her father, Thomas Tuttle, Oct. 24, 1748; witnesses, 
Arthur Danielson and Hatevil Leigh ton.] 

[Administration granted to Thomas Tuttle of Dover Nov. 

28, 1748.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 299.] 

[Bond of Thomas Tuttle, with Hatevil Leigh ton and Nathan- 
iel Tibbetts as sureties, all of Dover, in the sum of £500, Nov. 
28, 1748, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, George 
Meserve and William Parker.] 

[Guardianship of Daniel Twombly, aged less than fourteen 
years, son of Daniel Twombly, granted to Thomas Tuttle of 
Dover, yeoman, Dec. 28, 1748.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 300.] 

[Bond of Thomas Tuttle, with Hatevil Leigh ton and Nathaniel 
Tibbetts as sureties, all of Dover, in the sum of £500, Dec. 28, 
1748, for the guardianship of Daniel Twombly, aged less than 
fourteen years, son of Daniel Twombly; witness, George Me- 
serve.] 

[Inventory, February, 1748/9; amount, £270.7.0; signed by 
Thomas Millett and Otis Pinkham.j 

[Guardianship of Daniel Twombly, minor, aged more than 
fourteen years, son of Daniel Twombly, granted to Thomas 
Tuttle Oct. 26, 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 121.] 



JOHN DAVIDSON 1748 

[Bond of John Davidson, joiner, with John Hardison and 
Thomas Waldron, mariners, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in 
the sum of £500, Oct. 26, 1748, for the administration of the 
estate of his son, John Davidson; witnesses, Richard Wibird 
and William Parker. 1 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 613 

WILLIAM SPRIGGS 1748 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of William Spriggs of Ports- 
month, mariner, granted to his widow, Abigail Spriggs, Oct. 26, 
1748.] 

[Bond of Abigail Spriggs, widow, with John Davidson, joiner, 
and John Hardison, mariner, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in 
the sum of £500, Oct. 26, 1748, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Richard Wibird and William Parker.] 



JOHN LANG 1748 PORTSMOUTH 

In the name of God Amen. I John Lang of Portsmouth in the 

Province of New Hampshire husbandman being Sick in Body 

* * * 

Nextly I Give unto my well beloved wife Ruth the one third 
of my Personal Estate to be at her own disposal and the Im- 
provement of the one third part of my Real estate during her 
natural life 

Item — I Give unto my son John Lang over and above what 
I have already given him Twenty shillings old Tenor 

Item I Give unto my son William Lang over and above 
what I have already given him Twenty shillings old Tenor 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Elizabeth Twenty shillings 
old Tenor 

Item I Give unto my Grandson Thomas Weston five pounds 
old Tenor 

Item I Give unto my Grand Daughter mary Bickford five 
Pounds old Tenor 

Item I Give unto my Grand son John Savage Twenty Pounds 
old Tenor 

Item As to the Rest and Residue of my Estate both real and 
personal wheresoever and whatsoever I Give and bequeath the 
Same in manner following viz* the one quarter part thereof 
unto the Children of my Daughter Dorothy Wells dec d equally 
Divided one quarter part thereof unto the Children of my 
Daughter Hannah Mills dec d equally Divided one quarter part 



614 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Vi 
thereof unto my Daughter Mary Adams and the other quarter 
part thereof unto my Daughter Grace Gray 

Finally I Constitute and appoint my son in law Joseph Gray 
sole Executor of this my last will & Testament In Testimony 
whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 29 th day of 
October 1748 

Signd seal' 1 publish 1 and de- his 

clared by the said John Lang to John X Lang 

be his last will and Testament in mark 

the presence of us witnesses 
Subscribing in the Testators 
presence 

\V m Hooker 

John Jones 

Matthew Livermore 

[Proved June 17, 1752.] 

[Inventory, June 18, 1752; amount, £3294.1.0; signed by 
Thomas Bickford and John Jones.] 

Elizabeth Lang the Wife of Stephen Lang jun r of Portsmouth 
& Catherine Lang the wife of John Lang of Portsmouth aforesaid 
Testify & Say that they were Present with John Lang Late of 
Portsm aforesaid Yeoman Deceasd the Night before he Died 
(which was the 22 d of May Inst*) & heard him Declare before 
all the Persons Present there being Several among whom was 
his Son William That it was his Desire that the money he had 
by him in Paper Should be Divided between his wife & his two 
Grand Children Ann Wells & Mary Mills his wife to have half 
being Eight pound Bills in the whole & She was to have this 
over & above the thirds or what he had given her in the Will he 
had made before in Writing — and he had besides Some Silver 
money which he gave to his Said Grand Daughters Equally but 
Did not mention how, much there was but told his said Wife he 
did not give her any of that but all of it to his Said Grand Child- 
ren whatever there was of it and this he Desired might be So done 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 615 

for he Said he had not Dispos'd of the Said Bills & Money in his 
Will — the Declarants add that the Said John Lang Deceased 
was then in his Right Mind & Sensible as ev r er to their best 
Discerning 

Witnesses her 

W m Parker Elizabeth X Lang 

Geo: Mitchell Mark 

her 
Catherine X Lang 
Mark 
Sworn before the Judge of Probate 27 th of May 1752 

Attest 1- William Parker Reg r 



JOB SHERBURNE 1748 PORTSMOUTH 

[Bond of Catherine Odiorne, widow, with Samuel Waters, 
joiner, and George Marshall, sailmaker, as sureties, all of 
Portsmouth, in the sum of £500, Nov. 14, 1748, for the ad- 
ministration of the estate of Job Sherburne of Portsmouth, 
mariner; witness, Nathaniel Sherburne.] 



THOMAS COWEN 1748 DUNSTABLE 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas Cowen of Dunstable 
granted to his widow, Margaret Cowen, Nov. 30, 1748.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 292. 

[Bond of Margaret Cowen of Dunstable, widow, with John Alld 
of Dunstable, weaver, and Josiah Cummings of Nottingham 
West as sureties, in the sum of £500, Nov. 30, 1748, for the ad- 
ministration of the estate of Thomas Cowen of Dunstable, yeo- 
man; witnesses, William Parker and Thomas Wiggin.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 6, 1748 9; amount, £261.2.1; signed by 
Jonathan Lovewell and Noah Johnson.] 



6 I 6 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, Aug. 26, 1752, authorizing Joseph Blanchard of 
Dunstable, Phineas Underwood, innholder, John Chamberlain, 
gentleman, Jonathan Cummings, gentleman, all of Merrimack, 
and John Harvey of Litchfield, innholder, to set off the widow's 
dower, and report on the advisability of dividing the rest of the 
estate among the six children; mentions an oldest son.] 

[Administratrix's account of the settlement of the estate; 
receipts, £64.3; expenditures, £142.8.5; allowed Aug. 26, 1752; 
mentions "my Daughters Nursing funeral &c, " also "Main- 
tainance of 2 Children under 7 Viz 1 Rachel 126 W ks George 208 
Weeks."] 

[Warrant, July 19, 1759, authorizing Matthew Patten of 
Bedford, John Chamberlain, John Cummings, both of Merri- 
mack, gentlemen, John Harvey, and James Underwood, both of 
Litchfield, husbandmen, to set off thenvidow's dower, and report 
on the advisability of dividing the rest of the estate among the 
six children.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 21, p. 398.] 

Province of) March y c 12 1760 Pursuant to the within 

New Hamp r / Precept we the Subscribers have Proceeded 
on Said Bussness and have Set off the Widow of the Said De- 
ceasd one third part of the Said Real Estate which is Bounded 
as Followeth Viz Begining at a Pine tree Marked Standing on 
the Bank of Sowhegan River from thence Running Westerly up 
Said River about thurty three rods to a Poplar tree marked 
from thence Northerly a Crost Said Lott to a Small Read oak 
tree marked from thence Runing on the North Line of Said Lott 
about thirty three rods to an oak Stump from thence Southerly 
to the first Bounds mentioned and have View d y e Remainder of 
Said Estate and are of apinion it Cannot be Divided among the 
heirs of the Said Deceasd without Prejudice the Whole we have 
therefore apprais d the Remaining two thirds of Said Real Estate 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 617 

to one Hundred and Twenty pounds New Tenor which is the 
honest valine thereof in money at this time in our Judgments — 

Jonathan Cumings 
John Harvey 
James Underwood 

[Probate Records, vol. 21, p. 398.] 

[Order of court, April 28, 1763, settling the remainder of the 
estate on James Cowen, oldest son, he paying the other heirs 
their shares.] 



EBENEZER JOHNSON 1748 GREENLAND 

[Bond of John Johnson of Greenland, yeoman, with Brackett 
Johnson of Greenland and John Allen of Stratham, yeomen, as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, Nov. 30, 1748, for the administra- 
tion of the estate of Ebenezer Johnson of Greenland; witnesses, 
William Parker and George Meserve.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 20, 1748/9; amount, £91.11.0; signed by 
Enoch Clark and Nathan Johnson.] 



EDWARD LINKFIELD 1748 HAVERHILL D/IST. 

[Guardianship of Benjamin Linkheld, minor, aged more than 
fourteen years, son of Edward Linkheld of Haverhill District, 
yeoman, deceased, granted to James Walker of Souhegan East, 
yeoman, Nov. 30, 1748.] 

[Bond of James Walker, with John Goffe, gentleman, and 
John McLaughlin, yeoman, as sureties, all of Souhegan East, 
in the sum of £500, Now 30, 1748, for the guardianship of 
Benjamin Linkheld; witnesses, William Parker and George 
Meserve.] 



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ROBERT GREEN 1748 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen-f Robet Green of Portsmouth in 
y e Province of New Hampsh r blockmaker being indisposed of 
Body * * * 

And I likewise give to Each of my Children Viz 1 John Ann 
& William the sum of twenty shillings in Bills of Credit of y e 
Old Tenor or Equal thereunto in any other Passable Bills or 
money to be paid as they shall arrive to y c age of twenty one 
years — And all the Residue of my Estate of every Kind, I give 
devise & bequeath unto Ann my Well beloved Wife for her 
comfortable support & for y c bringing up my Children and in 
ord r thereunto to Sell and Dispose of any part of my Estate as 
she shall find Necessary for that End or for y e payment of the 
debts and Charges afores d , and what shall remain of s d Estate 
after y c ends and purposes afores d shall be answer'd, I hereby 
im power my said Wife to dispose of as she shall see fit only 
amongst my s d Children their Respective Heirs and assignes 
and I constitute & appoint my s d Wife to be Sole Exec x of this 
my last Will & Testament, hereby Revoking all former Wills & 
Testaments by me in any manner heretofore made In Witness 
Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the 10 th day of 
December anno Dom: 1748 and in y e 21 st Year of His Majesties 
Reign — 

Signed Sealed & Declared In Robert Green 

Presents of — 

Will- King 

John Hart 

Joseph Cotton 

[Proved March 29, 1749.] 

[Guardianship of William Green, minor, aged more than 
fourteen years, son of Robert Green, deceased, granted to Hunk- 
ing Wentworth Jan. 20, 1755.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 19, p. 166.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 6lQ 

[Bond of Flunking Wentworth of Portsmouth, with Jeremiah 
Libby, Jr. of Portsmouth, gentleman, and John McMurphy of 
Londonderry as sureties, in the sum of £2000, Jan. 20, 1755, for 
the guardianship of William Green; witnesses, William Parker 
and Jonathan Blanchard.] 



JOHN MITCHELL 1748 HUDSON 

In the Name of God amen December the 22: 1748 I John 
michel of the town of Notingham wast Husbandman being very 
sick and weak in body * * * 

item I give and bequeath to Jannet my clearly Beloved wife 
the one third peart of all I possess with the pro vise that she teake 
care of thomas till he be fit to teake care of himself 

item I give to my well beloved daughte agnes and son John 
Fifty pounds to Each old tenner more nor the rest and all the 
rest of my children Equele sheare alike 

I allso Leve jannet my wife for to be my Exector and I do 
hereby uterly disallow revok and disanll all and Every other 
testaments wills Lagaices and Bequthe by me in any ways before 
named willed and Bequthed Ratifing and confirming this and 
no other to be my Last will and Setelment in witness wherof I 
have Hearunto set my hand and seal the day and year above 
mantioned. 

Signed sealed published pro- John mitchel 

nounced Declared by the said 
John mitchel as his last will and 
testament in the prasence of us 
the Subscribers 

James Gibson 

John Calwell 

[Proved April 4, 1749.] 

[Inventory, May 3, 1749; amount, £1752.10.0; taken by John 
Caldwell and James W 7 ason.] 



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JOHN STAN VAN 1748 HAMPTON FALLS 

In the naim of God Amen. The Twenty third day of December 
1748. I John Stanyan of Hamptonfalls in the Province of New- 
hampshire Being Sick and weak in bodye * * * 

Imprimas — I Give and Bequeath unto Mary my Dearly 
beloved Wife Whome I Likewise Constitute make and ordain 
my Sole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament and Unto 
har Hiers Execeutors Ad mines tra tors and Assignes all my Lands 
Messuages and Tenementes Live Stock Houshould Goods and 
moveables of all Sorts By har & them freely to be Injoyed, She 
paying all my Just Debts and Feuneral Charges And unto each 
and every one of our Seven Children Viz Sarah Lang Jedeadiah 
Jonathan Peatiance Anna Barshabe and Elisabath LInto Each 
and every of them Five Shillings as thay Shall becum of Eaige 
and I do here by utterly desallow Revoak and desallow all and 
every othor formor Testament Wills Legacies and Bequests 
Eecutors or Executrix 3 by me in any wais before named Willed 
and Bequeathed Ratifying and Confirming this and No Othor 
to be my Last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have 
here unto set my hand & Seal the day and year above written — 

Signed Sealed published Pro- Mark 

nounced and Declared by the John X Stanyan 

Said John Stanyan as his Last his 

Will and Testament in the pres- 
entes of us the Subscribers — 

Stephen hoag 

Samuel Daves 

Jonathan Hoag 

[Proved Jan. 25, 1748 9, by Samuel Davis and Jonathan Hoag. 
Quakers.] 

[Inventory, March 17, 1748/9; amount, £300.9.6; signed by 
Enoch Sanborn and Andrew Webster.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 62 1 

NATHANIEL HANSON 1748 DOVER 

In The Name of God Amen, The Twenty fifth Day of Decem- 
ber Anno Domini one Thousand Seven Hundred & forty Eight, 
I Nathanael Hanson of Dover in y e Province of New Hamps r 
in New England Carpenter Being very Sick & weak of Body, 

* * * 

Imprimis, I Give & Bequeath unto my Beloved Wife Martha 
Hanson the one Third Part of all my Homestead Land in Little- 
worth so Called where I now Live, that is to say y c Use Profit 
Produce & Income of y° one Third Part of my s d Homestead 
Land both Mowing Tillage & Pastureing Land, to be Managed 
for her, by my son Silas Hanson, & y e Crops to be Seasonably 
& well Secured & housed by him Yearly & every Year for her 
During y e term of her Continuing my Widow, but in Case she 
shall Marry again, then I Give her what y e Law Allows. I also 
Give to my s d Wife Martha y e free Use & Improvement of y e 
Westerly Lower Room in my Dwelling House & y e one half part 
of y e Celler under my House, & also y e Use & Improvement of 
y e one Third Part of my Barn During her Natural Life. And 
also y e one Third Part of my Household Goods During her 
Natural Life. I also Give to my s d Wife Two Cows, & Three 
Sheep, & one Swine to her own Disposal. 

Item I Give to my Son Nathanael Hanson & to his Heirs 
and Assigns for ever, all y e Land where he now lives which I 
Purchased of Pumfret Whitehouse be y e Same more or less & all 
y e Buildings, & orchard, fruit Trees, & all other Trees standing 
or Being upon y e s d Land. And also Thirty Acres of Land at 
Mount Misery, so Called, which I Purchased of Zech y Leech, 
& half y e Timber standing & being upon s d Land & also half my 
saw mill standing at s d Mount Misery. 

Item I Give to my Son Silas Hanson & to his Heirs and As- 
signs for ever, all my Homestead Land, Dwelling House & Barn, 
at Little worth where I now live, and all other Buildings, & 
orchards Standing upon y e said Land, Except what I have Given 
herein to my Wife, & at her Decease I Give y e whole of s d Land 



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Buildings & orchards to him my s d son his Heirs & Assigns for 
ever. And also I Give to my s d son Silas his Heirs & Assigns 
for ever fifteen Acres of Land Lying at Barbadoes, so Called, 
being Part of my Common Right. And I also Give to my s <l 
son Silas his Heirs & Assigns for ever, all my Right in y c Saw 
Mill at Tole End, & also in my Saw Mill at Towaw so Called. I 
also Give unto my s d Son Silas, all my Stock of Cattle Sheep 
Horses and swine, Except Such of them as I have Given to my 
Wife. And also I Give to my s d son silas all my House hold 
Goods, Except such a Part of them as I have Given to my Wife. 
And my wareing Aparil I Give to my Two Sons Nathaniel & 
Silas Hanson to be Equally Divided between them. I also Give 
to my s d son Silas Hanson all my farming Tackling and utencils, 
as Chains, Wheels, Carts Plows &c: I also Give to my Son Silas 
Hanson his Heirs & assigns for ever, all my Land in y e Town- 
ship of Rochester. 

Item I Give to my Three Daughters Mary Evens, Abigail 
Church, & Elisabeth Daniel, Twenty Pound Each, that is to 
Say, I Give to Each of my s d Daughters Twenty Pounds, old 
Tenor, to be Paid to them or their Heirs, by my Executor here- 
after Named, within y e Term of four Years after my Decease. 

And I do hereby Nominate Constitute & appoint my s d Son 
Silas Hanson to be sole Executor of this my Last Will and 
Testament. 

And I do hereby Revoke Disannul and Disallow all other 
Wills, Testaments and Executors by me heretofore, in any wise 
made or Named; Ratifying & Confirming this and no other to 
be my last Will & Testament. In Witness whereof I have here 
unto Set my Hand and Seal the Day & Year first above Men- 
tioned 

Signed Sealed Published & His 

Declared by y e s d Nathanael Nathanael X Hanson 

Hanson, to be his Last Will & Mark 

Testament in Presence of 

James Young 

Isaac LI an son 

Timothy Hodsdon 

[Proved Jan. 25, 1748/9-] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 623 

[Bond of Silas Hanson, yeoman, with John Bickford, Jr., 
weaver, and James Young, yeoman, as sureties, all of Dover, 
in the sum of £500, Jan. 25, 1748/9, to execute his father's will; 
witnesses, William Parker and George Meserve.] 



ELISHA SMITH 1748 HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen I Elisha Smith of Hampton in the 
Province of New Hampshire Gent. Being in good health of 
Body * * * 

Item I give & bequeath to Abigail my beloved wife all my 
household goods or Furniture of my house within doors to be 
at her disposal and Also I give & Devise to her all my right 
title Estate & Interest in the Lands which she purchased by 
three different deeds two of which were made by Shubal Samborn 
and One by Abraham Drake to have & hold to her her heirs & 
assigns and I also Farther give her the use & Improvement of 
my Dwelling house where I now Live & the Barn thereto belong- 
ing and my Orchard which is nearest to my said House and the 
use & Improvement of the One half part of all the rest & Residue 
of my Real Estate and the use & Improvement of the one half 
of my Stock of Cattle all these things which I give her the use 
& Improvement of is to be to her said use only during her 
Widowhood or the time that She shall Live Single after my 
Decease & Remain my Widow but upon her Marriage again 
next after my Decease then She is to have only her Dower cS: 
thirds according to Law 

Item all the rest residue & Remainder of my Estate Real & 
Personal wheresoever the same is or Shall be found and also 
the Reversion & Remainder of the Real Estate which I have 
given to my Said Wife as above mentioned and the Personal 
Estate which I have given her the use of as afores d after her 
said Interest therein shall be Determined & Ended / I give 
Devise & Bequeath to Elisha Marston the Son of Capt Jonathan 
Mars ton of Said Hampton to hold to him the said Elisha his 
Heirs & assigns forever & the said Personal Estate to him his. 
Executors & Administrators forever 



624 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Lastly I Constitute & Appoint the said Elisha to he Sole 
Executor of this my Last will & Testament and do hereby Re- 
voke all former & other Wills & Testaments by me in any man- 
ner heretofore made 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal the 
twenty Sixth Day of December Anno Domini 1748 and in the 
twenty Second Year of his Majesty's Reign 

Signed Sealed & Declared by Elisha Smith 

the said Elisha Smith to be his 
Last Will & Testament in Pres- 
ence of us Witnesses who Sub- 
scribed the Same in his Presence 

Matthew Livermore 

Samuel Leavitt 

William Parker 

[Proved Feb. 28, 1759.] 

[Abigail Smith of Hampton, widow, waives her right to an 
inventory of the estate of her husband Feb. 23, 1759; witnesses, 
Meshech Weare and Jeremiah Towle.] 

[Bond of Elisha Marston of Hampton, yeoman, with Samuel 
Leavitt of Rye, gentleman, and James Kielle of Dover, tailor, 
as sureties, in the sum of £1000, Feb. 28, 1759, for the execution 
of the will; witnesses, William Parker and John Wingate.] 



NOAH BARKER 1748 STRATHAM 

In the Name of God Amen the twenty Seventh day of Decem- 
ber In the year of our Lord God: 1748: I Noah Barker of Strat- 
ham in the Province of New Hampshir yeoman, being very sick, 
& weak in body * * * 

Imprimis I give and bequeath unto Martha My dearly beloved 
Wife the Privilige of one good Room in My Dwelling house Such 
as She Shall choose during her Widdowhood that is to Say so 
long as she Remains My Widow, and also seven cord of good 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 625 

firewood cordwood length hall VI to her door yearly during her 
widowhood as aforesd, also I give unto My said Wife all My 
Movable Esteat viz u all My household goods and Negros, and 
all My Stoek of creatures of all sorts, Excepting what I Shall 
hereafter Mention given to My son Nathan, and also all my 
bills, bonds, Notes & Money that I have and what is due to me, 
to be at her dispose as She Shall see cause, Excepting so Much 
of My sd Movable Esteat aforesd as to pay all my Iawfull debts 
Doctors & funarall charges as abovesd and all the legacies I 
Shall herein after Mention to be paid to my children out of my 
sd Movable Esteat and also one hundred Pounds old tenor 
which I Shall dispose of as I Shall hereafter Mention 

Item I give ec devise unto My beloved son Ebenezer Barker, 
all that land in sd Stratham which I bought of John Pett, It 
bounding on the southerly side of the land which I bought of 
Benjamin Hoag which I have already given to my sd son Eben- 
ezer by Deed of gift, also I give unto my sd son Ebenezer the 
one half of my woodland which lyes on the west side of John 
Hoags field in said Stratham, (Excepting three acre$ of sd wood- 
land lying at the west end of a frogpond so called I Reserve to be 
disposed of otherways as I Shall hereafter Mention: sd woodland 
I bo't of cornet Tho s Wiggin he My sd son Ebenezer Paying the 
one half of the Money that is due upon sd woodland when 
demancd, and also Pay unto his Mother my sd Wife two cord 
& an half of good firewood cordwood length hald to her door 
yearly so long as She Remains my Widow 

Item I Give unto my beloved son John Barker one hundred 
Pounds in bills of credit old tenor to be paid unto him out of 
my sd Movable Esteat within two years after My decease be- 
sides what I have already given him in lands by Deed of Gift — 

Item I give and devise unto my well beloved son Ezra Barker 
all that Piece of land of mine in sd Stratham which goes by the 
Name of Tomes Pasture it lying on the Southerly side of the 
land which I have already given him by Deed of Gift and also 
I give unto my sd son Ezra the other half of my said Woodland 

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626 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

which I bo't of said Thomas Wiggin Excepting the scl three acres 
Reserved as abovesd, his part to lye upon the Hill by the side 
of his Brothers he the sd Ezra Paying the one half of the Money 
that is due on sd Woodland when demanded, And Pay unto his 
Mother my sd Wife two cord & an half of good firewood cord- 
wood length hal'cl to her door yearly so long as She Remains 
my Widow 

Item I Give and devise unto My two Well beloved sons, 
Namely Josiah Barker and Benjamin Barker My Fulling Mill 
in Exeter in sd Province and Stream which it Stands upon with 
all the Privilidges thereunto belonging, also I give ec devise 
unto My said sons Josiah & Benjamin Seventy acres of land 
in the Parrish of Epping in sd Province lying in the second 
Range on the South corner of Railings Meaddow so called to 
be Equaly devided between them both in quantity and quality, 
also I give unto my sd Son Benjamin one hundred Pounds in 
bills of credit old tenor to be paid him out of my sd Movable 
Esteat when he comes to the age of twenty one years 

Item I Give and devise unto my beloved son Ephraim Barker 
Eight lots of land lying in sd Epping containing by Estimation 
fourscor acres lying in the fourth Range It being the land laid 
out to the Originally Right of Moses Norrise Deceased 

Item I Give and devise unto my Well beloved son Nathan 
Barker all my farme of land in sd Stratham on which I Now 
live be it More or less on both sides of the way that leads by 
my house with all the buildings on said land and all the trees 
of every sort growing thereon and all other the Privilidges there- 
unto belonging also I give unto my sd son Nathan the three 
acres of woodland above Reserved, lying at the West end of sd 
Frog Pond he my sd son Nathan Pay unto his Mother my 
sd wife yearly so long as She Remains my Widow two cord of 
good firewood cord wood length hal'd to her door, also 1 give 
unto my said son Nathan ten creatures viz u two oxen & four 
Cows two of two years old & two of one year old all Neat Cattle 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 627 

to be paid him out of my sd Movable Esteat when he comes 
to the age of twenty one year, and also at sd age of twenty one 
years to come into the Possession of sd farme & buildings thereon, 
or before in case his sd Mother should die before he comes to 
that age or She Should be Maried again 

Item I Give unto My beloved Daughter Susanah Wiggin one 
hundred & thirty Pounds in bills of credit old tenor within two 
years after My decease to be paid her out of My Movable Esteat, 
besides what I have already given her — 

Item I Give unto My beloved Daughter Elizabeth Hains one 
hundred & fifty Pounds in bills of credit old tenor to be paid 
her out of my sd Movable Esteat within two years after my 
decease besides what I have already given her — 

Item I Give unto the New Church in sd Stratham to which 
I belong under the Pastoral care of the Rev 1 ' m r Joseph Adams 
one hundred Pounds in bills of credit old tenor, to be paid out 
of my sd Movable Esteat, which sd hundred Pounds is to be 
let at Intrest for the use of sd Ministry forever 

Item I further give unto my sd wife the whole Income and 
Profit of my sd farm given as abovesd to my sd son Nathan 
until he the sd Nathan comes to be twenty one years of age I 
also give and devise unto my sd Wife two whole Rights or 
Proprietors Share of land in the township of Bow in sd Province 
the one Originially belonged to Benjamin Palmer the home lot 
being drawn & is Number fifteen in the seventh Range the 
other Originally belongs to myself & is Number four in the 
fourth Range 

Further More My Will is and I do hereby constitute appoint 
Make and ordain Martha Barker my sd wife and Ezra Barker 
my said Son the only and sole Executors of this my last Will 
and Testament & I do hereby utterly disallow Revoke & dis- 
annull all and every other former Testaments Wills & legacies 
Requests & Executors by me in any ways before this time 
Named Willed & bequeathed Ratifiing & confirming this and 



628 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

No other to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof 
I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the day & year above- 
written 

Signed Sealed Published Pro- Noah Barker 

nounced & D d by the sd Noah 
Barker as his last Will and Test- 
ament in Presents of us Sub- 
scribers 

John Hill 

John Hill Juner 

Moses Leavit 

[Proved Jan. 24, 1748/9.] 

[Inventory, March 9, 1749; amount, £1910.0.8; signed by 
Thomas Wiggin and William Pottle.] 

[Guardianship of Ephraim Barker, minor, aged more than 
fourteen years, son of Noah Barker, deceased, granted to Josiah 
Barker of Exeter June 18, 1753.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 18, p. 480.] 

[Bond of Josiah Barker, with Jonathan Gordon as surety, both 
of Exeter, in the sum of £1000, June 18, 1753, for the guardian- 
ship of Ephraim Barker, minor, aged more than fourteen years, 
son of Noah Barker; witnesses, Thomas Wiggin and Thomas 
Chase.] 



HUGH RICHARDSON 1748 PELHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Hugh Richardson of Pelham, 
yeoman, granted to* Thomas Richardson of Pelham, yeoman, 
Dec. 28, 1748.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 300.] 

[Bond of Thomas^Richardson of Pelham, with John Ramsey 
and Joseph Cochran, both of Londonderry, as sureties, in the 
sum of £500, Dec. 28, 1748, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, William Parker and^George Meserve.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 629 

[Warrant, Dec. 28, 1748, authorizing Capt. Thomas Colburn, 
Capt. William Richardson, and William Gregg, all of Pelham, to 
appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 3, 1748/9; amount, £437.8.5; signed by 
William Richardson, Thomas Colburn, and William Gregg.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate; re- 
ceipts, £536.1.11; expenditures, £536.1.11; allowed Oct. 31, 

I753-] 



JOHN BARR 1748 LONDONDERRY 

In the name of God Amen I John Barr of Londonderry within 
the Province of New Hampshire in New England Yeoman being 
Sick and Indispos'd of Body, * * * 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Beloved wife Jennat Barr 
the Sum Contain'd in a Bond due by William Eayers tanner to 
me, and a Bond due by Robert Spear of Windham to me, and 
her Choise of any two of my Cows, and at her Death or Remove- 
all from this place to leave one of S d Cows, to Either of my 
Children that She Judges Best Deserves her and most Dutifull 
namely to my Son Gabriel Barr, arid all the Beding and Cloath- 
ing that She Brought with her or that She made Since She 
Became my wife as also all the Household Stuff and furniture 
that She Brought with her or purchas'd Since She Came here 
and became my wife, and likewise my wife is to have all my 
part of the Corn and other Grain Divided and undivided for 
her maintainance and Suport Dureing its Continuance and when 
the Same is done to have her maintainance according to the 
tennor of the Bond that I Have from Gabriel Barr & Sam 11 Barr, 
and also the one Half of my Sheep which Creatures is to be 
provided for as Specified in the afores d Bond as also one Hogs- 
head and tearse of Sydar and all the yearn and ffiax that Belongs 
to me. 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Dougter mary Boyes 
wife to Tho s Boyes my Great Pott & Tramel & Tonges and 



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Cupboard, Reserving the Benefit & Improvement of Said par- 
ticulars to my wife dureing her Residence and Continuance in 
this place. 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Dough ter Elizabeth Fair- 
service wife to Robert Fairservice the one half of my Sheep and 
the one half of a Speckled Cow, or the valoue of her in money 
as may be aggrecd upon 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Doughter Jean Stewart wife 
to John Stewart a White Sided Cow, and my Charter Right of 
the lands to be laid out in this town Exclusive of the fourth 
Division allready drawn but not Recorded. 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Grand Doughter Jean Boyes 
a yearling Hefer. 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my two Sons Gabriel Barr and 
Samuel Barr in Equall Shares my Horse and furniture and all 
my Cloathing made and to be made and all the remaining part 
of my Household Goods and furniture with all the remaining 
part and reversion & Reversions of my Real and Personall 
Estate that is not allready willed Reserving the Benefit of my 
horse to my wife while She taries & Continues here to her w r hen 
She Sees fitt to use him Excepting my fourth Division before 
mentioned and the remaining part of my personall Estate as 
hereafter Specified namely that what Remains of the prise of 
my fourth Division and all other money left to them after my 
funerall Charges and administration is Clear 'd and Discharged, I 
order ffourty Pounds to be Given to my Grandson John Barr, 
and the remainder of the afores d money to be Equally Divided 
Betwen Thomas Boyes Children and John Stewart's Children. 
The money appropriated for the aforesd usess is as follows 
namely one Hogshead and one Tearse of Sydar, due from Andrew 
Thomson twenty four Pounds, from Robert Spear due Twenty 
Pounds, from Arthur Archibald five Pounds, from John Mac- 
Keen two pounds ten Shi lls from David Hopkine one pound 
Shi Ils , also Reserving to my two Grand Dough ters Jean Barr 
and Margaret Barr a Brindled Heifer. And do appoint my Son 
Samuel Barr and my Son in Law John Stewart Exac rs of this 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 63 1 

my- last will and Testament, and do hereby utterly Disaldw 
Revoke and Disarm 11 all other Testaments will's and Bequeaths 
and Legacies by me heretofore mentioned Ratifying and Con- 
firming this and no other to be my last will and Testament. 
In Wittness whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand & Seal 
this thirty first day of December in the twenty Second year of 
his maj tcs Reign, anno Dom: one thousand Seven Hundred & 
ffourty Eight 

Signed Sealed Published Pro- John Bare 

nounced and Declared by me 
John Barr as my last will and 
Testament in Presence of us the 
Subscribers and Wittnessess. 

Jonathan morison 
his 

Mat hew X Foresithe 
mark 

John Macmurphy 

[Proved Dec. 25, 1751.] 

[Bond of Samuel Barr, with Samuel Todd, gentleman, and 
John McMurphy as sureties, all of Londonderry, in the sum of 
£1000, Dec. 25, 1 75 1, for the execution of the will; witnesses, 
Thomas Packer and William Parker. 1 



JOSIAH SMITH 1748/9 STRATH AM 

In the Name of God amen the Twenty third Day of January 
1748/9 I Josiah Smith of Stratham in the province of new hamp- 
sher in new England husbanman being Very Sick and weak in 
body * * * 

Imprimis I Give and Bequeath to Charity my Dearly beloved 
Wife the priveleg of managin of my whole Estate in Lands bouth 
in Shratham and in Eping and I Give my Said Wife full pouer 
for to Sell fouer acer.se of my Land in Stratham for the bringin 
up of my Chilldren and ten acerse of that Land in Epeing that 
Lyeth near Ball hill so Called my Said wife Shall have full pouer 



632 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

for to Sell for the bringin up of my Chilldren the s d fouer acerse 
in Stratham that my s' 1 wife is for to sell must begin at M r 
William Potels Land and so Riming the whole Bredth of my 
Land — 

(Item) I Give to my three Daughters that is to say Anna 
Smith Charity Smith and mary Smith my whole Estate in Lands 
bouth in Stratham and in Eping Besides what I have not Given 
away all Redey — and my will is that my three Daughters Shall 
have the Said Land when they Come to be Eighteen years of 
age and then my wife for to have only her thirds of my Estate 
in Lands and at my wifes Decease the s d thirds of Land Shall be 
my three Daughters above named and to their Heirs for Ever 

(Itim) I give to my Said wife my Dweling house and Barn 
and Stock of Cattel and the Movebls in my house and out a 
dorse as her own Estate to her and her Heirs — 

(Itim) I Give to my Bruther Soloman Smiths two Sons that 
is John Smith and Josiah Smith one half of a proprieter Shear of 
Land in the township of Bow to themselves and there Heirs and 
asigns for ever 

Li k wise I Constitute make and ordain M r Edward Taylor 
my sole Executer of this my Last will and testament and I Do 
hearby utterly Disallow Revoke and Disanul all and Every 
outher former testaments wills Legacies and bequests and Exec- 
uters by me in aney ways before named Willed and Bequeathed 
Ratifying and Confirming this and no outher to be my Last will 
and testament in witness whear of I ha»ve hear unto Set my hand 
and Seal the day and year above written 

Signed Sealed published Pro- Josiah Smith 

nounced and Declared by the 
Said Josiah Smith as his Last 
will and testment in the pres- 
ence of us the Subscribers 

Ithiel Smith 

John Wadleigh 

Samuel Hardie 

[Proved Feb. 18, 1748/9.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 633 

[Inventory, April 25, 1749; amount, £4320.11.0; signed by 
Jonathan Dearborn and Jonathan Rollins.] 

[Executor's account of the settlement of the estate; receijDts, 
£756.11.0; expenditures, £169.12.1 ; allowed Nov. 26, 1760.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 28, 1766, authorizing Theophilus Smith of 
Exeter, John Taylor, gentleman, Daniel Clark, yeoman, Samuel 
Lane, cordwainer, all of Stratham, and Ebenezer Sanborn of 
North Hampton, gentleman, to divide the estate.] 

Province of 1 We the Subscribers being the Major part 

New Hamp r J of a Committee Appointed by the Hon ,,,e 
John Wentworth Esq r Judge of the Probate of Wills &c for Said 
Province; to Divide the Real Estate of Josiah Smith Late of 
Stratham in Said Province Yeoman Deceased, in manner as 
Directed in a W'arrant Dated at Portsmouth in Said Province 
Febr. 28 th 1766. Pursuant to which we have Divided all the Real 
Estate of Said Deceased Lying in Stratham afores d , in the 
following manner, viz 1 

We have Sett off to Charity Smith, the Widow of S d Deceased 
as her Dower, Eighteen Acres and three quarters of Land, 
Bounded as follows, viz' Begining at the Southeasterly Corner 
of Said Estate, by the Road Leading from Exeter to Northamp- 
ton ; being also the Corner of Joseph Smiths Land ; thence Runing 
Westerly by Said Road Twenty Rods: thence North Eighteen 
Degrees Easterly Six Rods: thence South Eighty four Degrees 
East, Eight Rods and a half: thence North about four Degrees 
East thirty Eight Rods, to the Side of a great Rock, where it is 
Eight Rods wide from S d Joseph Smiths Land: thence North 
about fourteen Degrees East, one Hundred and thirty two Rods; 
where it is Eleven Rods and one third of a Rod wide from Said 
Smiths Land: then to run on a Streight Line to the North end 
of the Meadow; where it is twenty Rods wide from Said Smiths 
Land, and Bounding on the Easterly Side on Said Joseph Smiths 
Land, to the Corner first Mentioned — 

And the remaing two thirds of Said Estate we have Divided 
among the three Daughters or their Representatives as follows, 



634 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

viz 1 We have Sett off to Cap* Joseph Hoit as a Representative 
(by Purchase) of Charity Jones, Daughter of Said Deceased 
fifteen Acres & twenty Rods of Said Land for her Share thereof, 
Lying in two pieces; one of which Contains Light Acres and one 
Hundred Rods of Meadow ground, Bounded as follows viz 1 
Begining at a Stake put down in the fence by Samuel Goodhues 
Meadow; thence riming North near fifty Eight Degrees West as 
the fence Stands, twenty Seven Rods thirteen feet and Six 
inches, to an Ash Tree; thence Motherly as the fence Stands, 
forty three Rods to William Pottle Jun r his Meadow; thence 
North Seventy Eight Degrees East, twenty Seven Rods and 
thirteen feet and Six inches, by said Pottles Meadow, to a 
Stake: thence Southerly on a Streight Line to the Stake first 
Mentioned. — 

The other of Said pieces Contains Six Acres and a half of 
upland Begining at the Southwesterly Corner of Said Estate at 
Said Road, by the corner of Samuel Goodhues Land; thence 
runing Easterly by Said Road five Rods and Eleven feet to a 
Stake: then Runing Notherly by Said Goodhues Land, Carrying 
that Breadth of five Rods & Eleven feet, one Hundred and 
Eighty three Rods and Eleven feet in Length: or 'till Six Acres 
and a half is fully Compleated: Reserving Liberty to the other 
owners of Said Estate to pass and Repass through the Same as 
has been L T sual for hailing Hay and going to the Pasture. — 

We have Sett off to Mary Smith Daughter of Said Deceas'd 
thirteen Acres and a half of Said Estate; Begining at the South- 
westerly corner of the aforesaid Land Set off for her Mothers 
thirds, at Said Road; and runing by Said Road Westerly two 
Rods to a Stake: thence runing North about thirteen Degrees 
Easterly on a Streight Line, one Hundred and Seventy five 
Rods to a Stake, where it is Nine Rods wide from her Mothers 
thirds: thence Notherly on a Streight Line to the North Side of 
the Meadow, to a Stake, (where it is Eleven Rods and a half 
wide from her Mothers thirds;) then runing Easterly, Eleven 
Rods and a half to Said thirds: thence Southerlv Bounding on 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 635 

Said thirds, 'till it conies to the Southwesterly corner thereof, at 
the Road aforesaid. — 

Also we have Sett off to Anna Hurley Daughter of Said 
Deceas'd thirteen Acres and one Hundred and twenty four Rods 
of Said Estate for her part of the Same (being all the Remaining 
part of the Said Estate in Stratham, beside what is Set off and 
Bounded as above) and Bounded the Same as follows viz 1 on 
Said Road three Rods at the Southerly end; and on the Westerly 
Side, partly on the Land Sett off to Said Hoit in the Right of 
Charity; and partly on Samuel Goodhues Land: and on the 
Easterly Side it is Bounded on the Said part Sett off to Mary: 
and to run Notherly from Said Road, between Said Lands on 
Each Side, the whole Length of Said Estate, to Thomas Moores 
Meadow. — 

And as we are Enform'd there is a piece of Land in Eppin 
Belonging to the Estate of Said Deceased, which could not well 
be come at, at the time of this Division; we were Desired by the 
owners (the most of which are of age to act for themselves) not 
to Divide the Same at this time, therefore we Return it un- 
divided. — 

We Make this Return the 7 th Day of April Anno. 1766. 

Sam 1 Lane 
Daniel Clark 
John Taylor 

[Allowed April 7, 1766.] 



THOMAS MERRILL 1748/9 SOUTH HAMPTON 

In the name of God amen I Thomas Merril of South Hampton 
in the province of new-Ham pshier in new-England yeomon 
Being not well off Body: * * * 

Itm 2ly I Giye unto my wife Judeth Merril her Right of 
dower and power of Thirds in my whole Estate both Real & 
personal 



636 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Itm 3ly I Give unto my Daughter Judeth the wife of Jona- 
than Flanders Ten pounds to be paid by my Executor one year 
after my Deceas In or as old Tenor 

Itm 4 ,,, ly I Give unto my son Nathaniel Merril besides what 
he has already had Five shillings old Tenor to be paid by my 
Executor one year after my deceas 

Itm 5 th ly I Give unto my Son Abel Merril one hundred 
pounds to be paid by my Executor within one year after my 
deceas in good Bills of Credet: In or as Old Tenor 

Itm 6 th ly I Give unto my son Thomas Merrill: besides what 
he has allready had five shillings old tenor to be paid by my 
Executor within one year after my Decease 

Itm 7 th ly I Give unto my Daughter Sarah the wife of Richard 
Currier fnve shillings old tenor to be paid by my Executor 
within one year after my decease 

Itm 8 th ly I Give unto my Daughter Ruth the wife of Philip 
Currier ffive shillings in good bills of Credet old tenor to be paid 
by my Executor within one year after my deceas 

Itm 9 th ly I Give unto my Daughter Hannah Merril one 
hundred and Fifty pounds In good Bills of Credit in the prov- 
ince aforesaid to be paid by my Executor within one year after 
my Deceas: In or as old Tenor: allso I give unto my sd daughter 
Hannah all my Househould Stuff and moveables in my house 
of what name soever Called to be by har; peasablely possesed 
Emediately after mine and my wifes deceas 

Itm io th ly I give unto my son Joseph Merril one Quarter 
part of my peece of land Lying at the notherly end of my Home- 
stid: in South-Hampton, in Quantety and quallety s d peice of 
land buting southerly upon the land I sold to my son Thomas 
merril and Extends notherly unto the end of s li homested. To 
have and to Hould to him y e s d Joseph Merril his Heiers and 
assigns for ever: he paying unto my Executor sixty seven 
pound ten shillings in good bills of Credet In or as old Tenor 
within one year after my deceas 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 637 

I tm 1 1 th ly I Give unto my Son James Merrill one Quorter 
and a half quorter of my peice of land Lying at the notherly 
end of my Homested in South-Hampton In Quantety and 
quallety said peice of land butting southerly upon land I ^sold 
to my son Thomas Merrill: and Extends notherly unto the end 
of my homested: To Have and to Mould to him my son James 
his heiers and assigns for ever: hee paying unto my Executor one 
hundred and one pound five shillings In good Bills of Credet in 
the province afore said in or as old Tenor within one year after 
my Deceas 

I tm I2 th ly I Give unto my son Eliphelit Merrill one Quorter 
and one half quorter of my peice of land at the notherly end of 
my Homested in South hampton in Quantety and quallety Said 
peice of Land butting southerly upon land I sold unto my son 
Thomas Merrill and Extends notherly unto y e end of my Land: 
To Have And To Hould to him my son Eliphelit his Heiers and 
assigns for ever: He paying one hundred and one pound five 
shillings In good bills of Credet in the province afore said In or 
as old tenor within one year after my deceas: in part of the 
Legacies I have ordered my Executor to pay in and by this my 
will . 

Itm 13 th ffinially I do Constitute and appoint my son Eliphe- 
lit Merril To be soal Executor of this my last will and Testa- 
ment: To whom I Give all my personal Estate which I have not 
Disposed off in this my will or other ways whether in Chattels 
stock money debts dew to mee and moveable Effects whatso- 
ever and wheresoever they may bee: allso the one hundred and 
one pound five shilings old tenor that my son James is ordered 
to pay unto my Executor in this will: And the sixty seven 
pounds ten shillings which my son Joseph is ordered to pay 
unto my Executor by this will In or as old tenor He paying the 
before mentioned Leagecies : and sums hee is ordered in this my 
will to pay in manner as is before Expresed and all my just 
Debts and ffunerall Expences And if the personall Estate be not 



638 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

sufficiant to pay all my Debts and Expences my will is that my 
son Joseph merril shall pay unto my Executor one Quorter 
part of what is wanting within one year after my deceas: allso 
my son James Merrill shall pay one Quorter and one half 
Quorter part of what is wanting to pay my debts and Expences 
within one year after my decease unto my Executor: And if 
my Sons Joseph and James Refuse or neglect to pay their 
proportion of the debts my will is that my son Eliphelit shall 
have so much of the land at the north end of my Homested 
or to Cutt and Carry of so much of the wood and timber stand- 
ing on s d land as will pay my debts before any division of the 
Land be made: betwen him my son Eliphelit and my sons 
Joseph and James: and hereby Revoking all fformer wills I do 
Ratifye and Continue this and no other to be my Last will and 
Testament In witnes whereof I have here unto set my hand and 
seal! this ffirst Day off February In the Twenty Seccond year of 
his majisties Reign Anno que Domini: 1748/9 

Signed Sealed and Decleared Thomas Merriell 

by the s d Thomas Merril to be 
His Last Will and Testament In 
presence off us 

Barns Jewell 

Moses acars 

Philip Rowel 

[Proved Oct. 27, 1756.] 

[Bond of Eliphalet Merrill of South Hampton, with Moses 
Acars of South Hampton, and Ezra Carter of Concord as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, Oct. 27, 1756, for the execution of 
the will; witnesses, William Parker and Richard Emery.] 

[Hannah Merrill, daughter of Thomas Merrill, acknowledges 
receipt of her portion of the household goods, and waives in- 
ventory Oct. 28, 1756; witnesses, Joseph Merrill and Job 
Rowell.l 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 639 

MOSES DENNETT 1748/9 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen I Moses Dennet of Portsmouth 
in the Province of New Hampshire Yeoman * * * 

Item I give cS: Devise to my two Sons David & Charles all 
the Rest Residue & Remainder of my Estate Equally Divided 
between them to hold to them their Heirs & Assigns they paying 
to their Sister Mary Twenty five pounds Proclamation money 
or other passable Money when the time of payment Shall come 
that Shall be Equal thereto which Sum I order them to pay 
Between them jointly to their Said Sister when She Shall Arrive 
to the Age of Eighteen Years or be married whichever Shall 
first Happen & shall also Maintain her out of my Estate until 
She Shall Attain the Age of fourteen Years — 

Item I give my Said Daughter the afores d Sum of twenty 
five pounds Proclamation Money to be paid in the Manner & at 
the time afores d I also give her a good Bed & furniture & hereby 
order my Exec rs to deliver the Same to her at the time of the 
payment of the Sum afores (1 I also give her a Maintainance out 
of my Estate until she Shall attain the Said Age of fourteen 
Years as afores' 1 Lastly I Constitute & Appoint my Son David 
Exec r of this my Will & Testam* until his Brother Charles Shall 
Arrive at that Age at which he may act as Exec viz at Seventeen 
Years of Age & then he & his Brother to be joint Exec rs hereof 
And Desire my good friends M r Seth Ring & William Parker to 
be Over Seers of the Execution of this my will which I hereby 
Appoint them to be praying that they would Assist & advise 
my Said Sons as they shall think it necessary in the Managem* 
of their Affairs — And I do hereby Revoke all other wills & 
Testam ts by me in any manner heretofore made In Witness 
whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal the twenty fifth 



64O NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Day of Novem r Anno Domini 1745 & in the Nineteenth Year 
of His Majesty's Reign — 

Signed Scaled & Declared by Moses Dennet 

the said Moses Dennet to be his 
Last Will & Testament in pres- 
ence of ns 

Joshua Babb 

Daniel Rindge 

Mark H unking Jun r 

William Parker 

I Moses Dennet above Named Since the making of the fore- 
going Will having made an Alteration of my Circumstances 
and farther Considered thereof do make & Ordain this as a 
Codicel to this my Last Will & Testament and first I give to my 
Daughter Mary (besides what is above mentioned to be given 
to her) my Desk which usually Stands in my bedroom 

Item I give and Divise & bequeath to my Daughter Ruth 
the Sum of twenty five pounds Like money as above mention'd 
and to be paid to her in the Same manner as to her Sister Mary 
and I also give her the Chest of Drawers that was her mother's 
& a bed & furniture one of those viz the best that was Her 
mother's and I also give her a Maintainance out of my Estate un- 
til she shall Arrive to the Age of twelve Years and I do hereby 
order my Executors to take the Care of & maintain her until 
that time accordingly and as my Son Charles is now of Sufficient 
age to act as an Executor I hereby Constitute him & his brother 
David Executors of my Last Will & Testament & in all things 
else I Ratify & Confirm my Said Will above written — In Wit- 
ness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal the fourteenth 
Day of February 1748 and in the twenty Second year of His 
Majesty's Reign — 

Signed Sealed & Declared by Moses Dennet 

the Said Moses Dennet to be a 
Codicel to his Last Will & Tes- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 64 1 

tament in presence of us who 
Subscribed as Witnesses in his 
Presence 

David decker 

her 
Unice X Decker 

mark 
William Parker 
[Proved Aug. 30, 1749.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 21, 1749; amount, £5228.3.0; signed by 
Benjamin Miller and Seth Ring.] 



JOSEPH ROLLINS 1748/9 NEWINGTON 

In the Name of God Amen I Joseph Rawlings of Newington 
in the province of Newhampshire in New England being Sick 
and weak in Body * * * 

I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Sarah Rawlings 
all my Estate in Newington both Real and personal to her own 
proper use and behoof Dureing her Natural life that is to Say 
all my Estate as houseing Lands household goods Cattle Sheep 
horse kind Swine & c that is to say all my Estate in Newington 
aforesaid both within Doors and without 

Item: I give and bequeath to my Son Joseph Railings a 
Duble portion of all my Right and Title to all Lands in the 
Town Ship of Dover Durham and barnstead in the province of 
Newhampshire aforesaid 

Item I give and bequeath unto my Other Sons (viz*) Samuel 
Rawlings and Noah all the Resedue or remainder of my Right 
and Title in all lands in the aforesaid Towns of Dover Durham 
& Barnstead in Equal portion 

Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughters (viz 1 ) Sarah 
Allard Mary Dam, Deborah Rawlings and Elizabeth Rawlings 
Thirty pounds Each old Tennor Money — 



642 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item: I Give and bequeath to my Son Noah Rawlings att the 
Decease of my wife Sarah Rawlings my Dwelling house and 
barn 

Item: I give and bequeath to my aforesaid Sons (viz 1 ) Joseph 
Rawlings Samuel Rawlings and Noah Rawlings after or att the 
Decease of my aforesaid wife Sarah Rawlins all my lands in 
Newington aforesaid in Equal portion to them and their heirs 
for Ever that is the heirs of their Bodys. But in Case Either 
of them my aforesaid Sons Shall have amind to Dispose of their 
part and portion of my Lands in Newington aforesaid that then 
in Such Case they Shall have Liberty to Sell to Each Other 
and not Otherwise, and ffurther I will that the portions herein 
given to my aforesaid Daughters Shall be paid to them out of 
my Estate att or in Newington ffour Years affter my Decease, 
and in Case there shall be any thing of my personal Estate 
remaining after the Decease of my aforesaid wife that in 
Such Case I will that the Same be Equally Devided Between 
my aforesaid Sons and their heirs And furthermore I Doe 
hereby Appoint and make my aforesaid wife my Sole 
Executrix of this my Last will and Testament In Witness 
Whereof I have to these P r sents Sett to my hand and Seal this 
fourteenth Day of ffeb ry — 1748/9 — 

Sign'd Sealed Declared & pro- his 

nounced this to be his Last Will Jos: X Rawlings 

& Testem* In presence of lis — mark 

Edward Rolings 
her 

Eliz a X Downing 
mark 

Geo Walton 

[Proved May 30, 1749.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 28, 1749; amount, £1939.12.0; signed by 
George Walton and Jonathan Downing.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 643 

JOSEPH GILMAN 1748/9 NEWMARKET 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Gilman of Newmarket, 
yeoman, granted to Elizabeth Gilman and Constantine Gilman, 
both of Newmarket, Feb. 22, 1748/9.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 328.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Gilman, widow, and Constantine Gilman, 
yeoman, both of Newmarket, with Nathan Pillsbury and Franeis 
Harvey, both of Nottingham, as sureties, in the sum of £500, 
Feb. 22, 1748/9, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 

William Parker, George Meserve, Jr., Joseph , and Moses 

Thurston.] 

[Warrant, F^eb. 22, 1748/9, authorizing Richard Mattoon, 
gentleman, and Ezekiel Sanborn, yeoman, both of Newmarket, 
to appraise the estate of Joseph Gilman, administration of which 
is granted to his widow, Elizabeth Gilman, and his son, Constan- 
tine Gilman.] 

[Inventory, signed by Richard Mattoon and Ezekiel Sanborn; 
amount, £1888.15.0; attested May 29, 1749.] 

[License to the administrators, Oct. 31, 1750, to sell real 
estate.] 



JOHN HARVEY 1748/9 NOTTINGHAM 

[Administration on the estate of John Harvey of Nottingham 
granted to Elizabeth Harvey and Thomas Harvey, both of 
Nottingham, Feb. 22, 1748/9.] 

[Probate Records, vol.17, p. 328.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Harvey, widow, and Thomas Harvey, Jr., 
yeoman, with Nathan Pillsbury and Francis Harvey, yeomen, 
as sureties, all of Nottingham, in the sum of £500, Feb. 22, 
1748/9, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, William 



644 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Parker, George Mescrve, Jr., Nathan Pillsbury, and Francis 
Harvey.] 

[Inventory, May 5, 1749; amount, £1252.19.0; signed by 
Samuel Goodhue and Ezekiel Brown.] 

[Administrators' account of the settlement of the estate; 
receipts, £487.2.4; expenditures, £367.19.1; allowed Oct. 29, 
1750.] 

[Bond of Thomas Harvey of Nottingham, yeoman, with Peter 
Gilman of Exeter as surety, in the sum of £50, Dec. 21, 1750, 
for prosecuting an appeal against the settlement of the estate 
of John Harvey, administration of which was granted to his 
widow and son; witnesses, Henry Sherburne, Jr., and Christopher 
Rymes.] 



ELIZABETH JENNESS 1748/9 

[Bond of William Seavey of Rye, yeoman, with Amos Seavey 
of Rye, joiner, and Daniel Peirce of Portsmouth, gentleman, as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, Feb. 22, 1748/9, for the guardian- 
ship of his daughter, Elizabeth Jenness, widow, non compos 
mentis; witnesses, James Little and Joseph Seavey.] 



HENRY WIGGIN 1748/9 STRATHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Henry Wiggin of Stratham, 
yeoman, granted to Hannah Wiggin of Stratham, widow, Feb. 
22, 1748/9J 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 328.] 

[Bond of Hannah Wiggin, widow, with Benjamin Jewett, 
tanner, and John Purmort, joiner, as sureties, all of Stratham, 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 645 

in the sum of £500, Feb. 22, 1748/9, for the administration of 
the estate; witnesses, Samuel Piper and Benjamin Cotton.] 

[Inventory, May 30, 1749; amount, £907.6.0; signed by 
Thomas Wiggin and Richard Young.] 



EDWARD OILMAN 1748/9 EXETER 

I Edward Oilman of Exeter in the Province of Newhampsheir 
in newengland wever being of a sound Disposing mind and 
memory Blessed be God for it, tho' through age infirm in Body 

Item I give Devise and bequeath to my son Edward Oilman 
and to his heirs and assigns for ever that part of my horn place 
Lying on y e westerly side of my Barn, which said part of my 
homplace is bounded as ffolloweth: viz: Begining at y e north 
East Corner of y c garden formerly Doctor odlins Late of Exeter 
Deceased, and from thence to Run Easterly Bounding on the 
Cuntry Road seven Rods to the north west corner of my 
Barn and then to Run South five Degrees East untill it corns to 
y e Land I formerly gave to my son Jonathan Gilman by a Deed 
of gift and then to Run southwesterly bounding on y e Land I 
formerly gave to my son Jonathan Oilman untill it corns to y e 
highway which Leadeth from Decon Lords Dwelling house to 
y e Litle River and then to Run northwesterly bounding on said 
highway untill it corns to y e Land formerly Jonathan ffoulshams 
Deceased and then to Run north Easterly bounding on the 
Land formerly s d Jonathan foulshams and on y e Land formerly 
M r John odlins and Doctor odlins untill it corns to y e place first 
mentioned and also all my Land Lying in y c second Range of 
Lots Laid out across y° town of Exeter not already Disposed of, 
which was allowed and preportioned to me by y c first Committy 
which preportioned y e Common Land in Exeter in y c year 1725 
and Likewise y c one halfe of all my Debts Due to me also y c one 



646 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Vi 
halfe of what money I have he paying y c one halfe of all my Debts 
and funeral Charges 

Item I give Devise and bequeath to my son And pas Gilman 
and to his heirs and assigns for ever all my Land Lying on the 
north side of y e Litle River in Exeter not already Disposed of, 
that Lyeth Between s d Litle River and y e Land I sold to Ben- 
jamin Thing and also y e one halfe of all my Debts Due to me as 
also y e one halfe of what money I have he paying the one halfe 
of my Debts and funerall Charges 

Item I give Devise and Bequeath to my son Jonathan Gilman 
and to his heirs and assigns for Ever my Dwelling house and 
Barn standing in Exeter afores d togeather with aboute fifty 
square Rods of Land adjoyning to said Dwelling house and 
Barn be the same more or Less, which said Land is bounded as 
ffolloweth, viz Begining at y e north west corner of the Land which 
I gave him by a Deed of gift and from thence Riming westerly 
bounding on the Cuntry Road untill it corns the northwest 
corner of my afore s d Barn, then to Run south five Degree East 
holding and Carring that whole Beadth untill it Corns to y e 
Land I formerly gave him by a Deed of gift, he or his heirs 
paying unto my son Maverick Gilman y e Just sum of twenty 
five pounds in bills of publick Credit old tenor, within five years 
next Enseuing after my Decease, in the following manner (viz) 
to paye five pound a year and so yearly untill y e said twenty 
five pounds be fully paid — 

Item I give Devise and bequeath to my son Maverick Gilman 
and his heirs Lawfully Begoten of him or by him if any and 
to theire heirs and assigns for Ever all that tract of Land 
Lying in the parrish of Brentwood or Keenborrough whare ye 
s d Maverick Gilman is now setled which said tract of Land 
contains about fifty acres and is bounded Easterly by y c Land I 
gave to my son Antipas Gilman southerly by the Land s d 
Antipas Gilman sold to Caleb Kimball partly and partly by 
Land Laid out by Laryes Grant westerly by the Land I sold to 
John Leavitt and northerly by y e highway, and also all my Land 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 647 

in Exeter aforesaid Lying on y c south side of y e Litle River so 
called, Lying Between said River and y c Land of y c Reverand 
M r John odlin not already Disposed of, and Likewise also all my 
Land and Meadow Lying within y c parrish of Kensenton in y c 
province of newhampsheir aforcs d not already Disposed of, and 
also my parte of y e Barn standing on said Land which is y e one 
halfe of said barn, and I give and bequeath to my son Maverick 
Gilman my Best feather Bed and y e Beding Belonging to said 
Bed which is y e two Best Blankits I have and y c two Best 
Coverleds I have and two sheets a Bolster and piller with cases 
to them and also all my waring apparriel to be at his own Dis- 
posing and also I give unto him twenty five pounds in bills of 
publick Credit old tenor to be paid unto him within five years 
next Enseuing after my Decease By my son Jonathan Gilman 
and to be paid as afore said, But if y e above s d Maverick Gilman 
at his Decease Leave no heir nor heirs Lawfully Begoten of or 
by him that. then my will is that my son Edward Gilman and his 
heirs and assigns shall have two fifths of the afore s d three 
peices of Land given to s d Maverick Gilman & his heirs Lawfull 
begotton of or by him, and that my son A'ntipas Gilman & his 
heirs and assigns shall have one fifth part of y c afore s d three 
peices of Land given to s d Maverick Gilman and his heirs Law- 
fully begotton of or by him and that my son Jonathan Gilman 
and his heirs and assigns shall have one fifth part of y e afore said 
three peices of Land given to said Maverick Gilman and his 
heirs Lawfully begotton of or by him and that my Daughter 
Mary Robinson and her heirs and assigns shall have one fifth 
part of the afore s d three peices of Land Given to s d Maverick 
Gilman and his heirs Lawfully begotton of or by him 

Item I give Devise and bequeath to my Daughter Mary 
Robinson and to her heirs and assigns for Ever all my stock of 
Creatures of what kind so Ever togeather with all my haye and 
also all my houshold goods and Moveables of what sort so ever 
which I have not already Disposed of in these presants to my 
three sons viz to Edward Maverick and Antipas Gilman — and 



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my true Intent and meaning Concerning my son Maverick 
Oilman is that he shall have y e use and improvement of y e 
afore s d three peiees of Land During y e whole term of his Natu- 
ral! Life and if at his Decease he Leaves any heir or heirs Lawfully 
begotton of his Body that then y e afore s d three peiees of Land 
shall go to them and their heirs and assigns for Ever But if in 
case he Leaves no heir nor heirs Lawfully Begotton of his Body 
that then the afore said three peiees of Land shall go to my son 
Edward Antipas and Jonathan Oilman and my Daughter 
Mary Robinson and to their heirs and assigns as aforesaid, and 
my will is that if my son Maverick Oilman at his Decease Leave 
his wife a widdow that shee shall have y c use and improvement 
of y c place whare he now Lives so Long as shee Remains his 
widdow — and I Do hereby appoint my two sons Edward Gilman 
and Antipas Oilman Executors of this my Last will and testi- 
ment and to paye all my Just Debts and funerall Charges — 

in witness whareof I Do hereunto this my Last will and testi- 
ment set my hand and seall this twenty fourth day of february 
Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and forty eight and 
in y e twenty second year of his majestis Reign — 

signed sealed published and Edward Gilman 

declared by Edward Gilman to 
be his Last will and testiment in 
presants of us 

Jon a Young 

Jeremiah Calfe Jun r 

John Nelson 

John Dudley 

[Proved June 28, 1749.] 

[Bond of Antipas Oilman, yeoman, with John Dudley, Jr., 
shopkeeper, and Jeremiah Calfe, joiner, as sureties, all of Exeter, 
in the sum of £1000, June 28, 1749, for the execution of the will; 
witnesses, John Gilman and Caleb Gilman, Jr.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 649 

JOHN BATCHELDER 1748/9 KENSINGTON 

In the Name of God Amen this twenty Seventh clay of 
February in the twenty Second year of his Majestys Reign 
Annoque Domini 1748/9 I John Bachelder of the Parish of 
Kensington in the Province of New Hamps r in New England 
Deacon * * * 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my well beloved wife Abigail 
One third part of All my Lands whether Upland Salt Marsh or 
meadow Ground within the Township of Hampton During the 
time of her natural Life— I Also Give her one third part of my 
House & Barn And one third part of my Stock of Creatures 
to improve During the time that she Shall Remain my widow 
I Also Give her all my moveables within Doors to Dispose of 
Among my Children as she shall See cause 

Item I Give And Bequeath unto my Son Nathan Bachelder 
all the Lands whether upland Salt Marsh or meadow Ground 
wheresoever the Same may be Scituate within the Township 
of Hampton belonging to me Excepting the third part which 
I have before Given to my wife during her natural life And 
at my wifes Decease the third Given to her is to go to my Said 
Son Nathan — I also Give my Said Son all my Buildings And 
Stock of Creatures Except the third part of them which I have 
Given to my wife During her widowhood And that third also 
at the time of her marryage or Decease is to go to my Said Son 
Nathan: I Also Give my Said Son all my husbandry Tools And 
my will is that the Land and Buildings which I have Given to 
my Said Son shall be to him his heirs and assigns forever in Case 
he shall have an heir Lawfully begotten of his body, But if he 
should not have an heir Lawfully begotten of his Body then my 
will is that the Lands and Buildings which I have Given to him 
at his Decease shall go to my Sons Daniel & Benjamin or their 
heirs Equally Between them — And I Do hereby Order my Said 
Son Nathan to pay or Deliver to Each of my Sons Daniel & 



65O NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Benjamin when they Respectively come to the age of twenty 
one years One Cow and one yoke of Steers Coming in three 
years old 

Item I Give And Bequeath to My Son Daniel Bachelder to 
him his heirs and assigns forever An Eighty Acre Lott so Called 
Lying in the Division of Eighty Acres so Called in the Town- 
ship of Chester in the Province aforesaid Laid to the Original 
Right of Nathanael Bachelder Jun r 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son Benjamin Bachelder 
to him his heirs and assigns forever an hundred acre Lott so 
Called in the Second Division of hundred acres so Called in 
Chester aforesaid Laid Out to the Original Right of Nathanael 
Bachelder Jun r 

And further I Give and Bequeath to My Said Sons Daniel 
& Benjamin their heirs & assigns to be Equally Divided Between 
them so that each may have an Equall proportion of All the 
Remainder of my Lands in the Township of Chester aforesaid 
whether Laid out or to be laid out I also give to each of them 
One Cow and a yoke of Steers Coming in three years old to be 
paid them by my Son Nathan when they Respectively come to 
the Age of twenty one years 

Item I Give And Bequeath to my Daughter Mary Sanborn 
five shillings money to be paid by my Executor & Executrix 
hereafter named I having already Given to my Said Daughter 
the Portion I designed for her 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son in Law Joseph Shaw 
who married my Daughter Elizabeth five shillings money to be 
paid by my Executor or Executrix hereafternamed I having 
gtven to my Said Daughter in her life time the portion I Designed 
for her 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Abigail Shaw 
five shillings Money to be paid her by my Executor or Execu- 
trix she having already Receivd the portion I Designd for her 

Item I Give And Bequeath to my Daughter Deborah Sher- 
burne five shillings Money to be paid by my Executor or Execu- 
trix she having already Receivd the portion I designed for her 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 65 1 

Item I Give And Bequeath to my Daughter Ruth Lane five 
shillings Money to be paid by my Executor or Executrix she 
having already Receivd y c portion I designed for her 

Item I Give And Bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth Bachel- 
der One Cow And three sheep And one hundred and fifty Pounds 
old Tenor Or moveables to the Value of the Said one hundred 
And fifty Pounds to be paid by my Executor or Executrix when 
my Said Daughter shall Come to the Age of Eighteen years or 
time of Marriage which shall first happen and my will is that 
she shall be paid so much as at the time of payment shall be 
Equivolent to what one hundred & fifty Pounds old Tenor now 
is (besides the Cow & sheep) should the value of Money or 
Bills of Credit be then at a higher or Lower Rate than now 

Finally I Do hereby Constitute And Appoint my well beloved 
wife Abigail Executrix & my Son Nathan Bachelder Executor to 
this my will & Testament — And for Confirmation of all afore- 
going I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal the Day of the Date 
before written 

Signed Sealed & Declared by John Bacheldr 

the Said John Bachelder to be 
his Last will & Testament in 
presence of Us Witnesses 

Meshech Weare 

Jonathan Fifield 

John Lovren 

[Proved April 25, 1753.J 

[Inventory, May 24, 1753; amount, £8396.15.0; signed by 
Philemon Blake and Joseph Tilton.] 



SAMUEL SINCLAIR 1748/9 EXETER 

[Anna Sinclair, widow, waives administration on the estate 
of her husband, Sameul Sinclair of Exeter, Feb. 27, 1748/9, in 
favor of John Sleeper of Exeter; witnesses, Jacob Gale and Jacob 
Colby.] 



652 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Sinclair, laborer, 
granted to John Sleeper of Exeter, trader, June, 1749.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 378.] 

[Bond of John Sleeper, trader, with Robert Light, gentleman, 
and John Ladd, Jr., husbandman, as sureties, all of Exeter, in 
the sum of £1000, March 29, 1749, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, William Parker and Benjamin Morris.] 



JAMES MARSH 1748/9 HUDSON 

[Inventory of the estate of James Marsh of Nottingham West 
Feb. 28, 1748/9; amount, £683.4.0; signed by Samuel Greeley 
and Thomas Colburn.] 

[Bond of John Marshall of Nottingham West, innholder, with 
Joseph Wilson of Litchfield, cooper, and John Ladd of Exeter, 
yeoman, as sureties, in the sum of £1000, March 29, 1749, for 
the administration of the estate; witnesses, Cutts Shannon and 
Samuel Rowe.] 

[Administration granted to John Marshall of Nottingham 
West, innholder, June, 1749.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 378.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate; re- 
ceipts, £223.4.0; expenditures, £161.1.0; allowed Sept. 4, 1750; 
mentions supporting one child 254 weeks.] 

[License to the administrator, Oct. 30, 1751 , to sell real estate.] 

[Administrator's additional account, 1752; amount, £96.2.3.] 

[Guardianship of Hannah Marsh and Submit Marsh, children 
of James Marsh, granted to Onesiphorous Marsh of Nottingham 
West Sept. 1, 1752.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 18, p. 339.] 

[Bond of Onesiphorous Marsh, with Ezekiel Chase and John 
Marshall as sureties, all of Nottingham W^est, in the sum of 
£500, Sept. 1, 1752, for the guardianship of Hannah Marsh 
and Submit Marsh, aged less than fourteen years; witnesses, 
John Kenniston and Thomas Chase.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 653 

I 

Pursuent to the power and Authority We the Subscribers 
Rec d from the Hon bte Andrew Wiggin Esq' Judge of Probate of 
Wills &c for the province of New Hampshire have Set off the 
thirds of the Real Estate in S d Nottingham west which belongd 
to James Mearsh Late of S' 1 Nottingham west Deceas'd To 
Hannah Kinney the Relect of s d James Marsh Deceas'd are as 
followeth — 

at the west end of the S d James Marshes Land Bounded thus 
begining at a Stake and Stones the Northwesterly Corner by 
Smith Hills Land thence the Line Runs Easterly by Sam 11 
Smiths Land twenty three pole to a Stake and Stones thence 
Southerly Crost S d Marshes Land to a Stake and Stones thence 
Westerly forty six pole Bounding on Timothy Baileys Land to 
a Stake and Stones thence Northerly to the Bounds first men- 
tioned S d Land being about Eleven Acres Bounded as above 
Specified 

Nottingham west November y e 27 th 1752 

Thomas Colburn 
Samuel Grele 
William Cumings 
John Marshall 

[Hannah Marsh, aged fourteen years Aug. 23, 1758, daughter 
of James Marsh, makes choice of Ebenezer Blodgett of Not- 
tingham West as her guardian Nov. 29, 1758.] 

[Guardianship of Hannah Marsh granted to Ebenezer Blodg- 
ett, housewright, Jan. 10, 1759.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 21, p. 172.) 



Com 1 



HENRY RUST 1748/9 STRATH AM 

In the Name of God amen the Twenty Eighth Day of febru- 
ary in the year of our Lord God 1748 ; I Henry Rust of Stratham 
in the province of New Hampshire Clark being very week of 
Body * * * 

Imprimis I Give and bequeath unto Marthew my Dearly 
beloved wife the Sum of Two Hundred pounds Bills of Credet 



654 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

according to old Tenor to be Raised and Levied out of my Estate 
and paid unto her by my Executor within Six mounths next after 
my Decease; Togather with all her Cloathing and household 
Goods that Shee first Brought with her to me — 

2 ly I Give unto my well beloved Son: and daughter Richard 
Rust and Ellenor Rust there Heairs and assigns the one half 
of all my Estate Boath Real and personal Laying in Stratham 
afore Said and also where after the above Said Two hundred 
pounds old Tenor are Taken out as afore Said Equally to be 
Devided Between them — 

3 ly I Give unto my well beloved Son Henry Rust his heairs 
and assigns the other half of my Estate Boath Real and persanol 
in Stratham and alse where and all the Debts I have due to me 
from the Town of Stratham I Like wise Constitute make and 
ordain my Said Son Henry Rust my only and Sole Executor of 
this my Last will and Testement and I Do hereby utterly 
Disallow Revoak and Disannul all and Every other former 
Testements wills and Legacies Requests and Executors by me 
in any waies before this Time named willed and bequeathed 
Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my Last will 
and Testement In witness whereof I have here unto set my 
hand Seal the Day and year above written 

Sign'd Seald published pro- Henry Rust 

nounced and Decleard by the 
Said Henry Rust as his Last will 
and Testement in the presence 
of us the Subscribers — 

John Thirston 
her 

Rebeckah X Sevey 
Mark 

Rich d young 

[Proved April 24, 1749.] 

[Inventory, May 15, 1749; amount, £2300.19.6; signed by 
Nathaniel Gookin and John Brackett.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 655 

STEPHEN BATCHELDER 1748/9 NORTH HAMPTON 

In, the Name of God Amen the Sixth Day of March 1758/9 
I Stephen Batchelder of North Hampton in the Province of 
New Hampshire in New England House Carpenter Being very 
Sick and weak in Body but of perfect Mind and Memory Thanks 
be given unto God. Therefore calling unto Mind the Mortality 
of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all Men once 
to Dye do make and Ordain this My Last Will and Testament 
that is to Say Principally and first of all I give and Recommend 
my Soul into the Hands of God that gave it. And my Body 
I Recommend to the Earth to be Buried in Decent Christian 
Burial at the discretion of my Executor nothing doubting but 
at the General Resurection I Shall Receive the Same again by 
the Mighty Power of God and as touching Such World Estate 
wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me in this Life I give 
demise and dispose of the Same in the following Manner and 
form 

Impimis I give and bequeath to my wel beloved Son Stephen 
Batchelder and his assigns All my Lands and Marsh in Hampton 
with my House & Barn & all my stock of Cattle Horse & Sheep 
And Likewise A Lot of Land in Notingham N° Seven th Lot in 
the forth Rang Exceepting One Hundred Acers which Shall be 
bounded as follows 

Item I give and Bequeath to my wel beloved Son Nathaniel 
Batchelder & his Assigns One Hundred Acers of Land in 
Notingham in the Province Aforsaid Which was Excepted out of 
the Seventh Lot in the fourth Rang And is Bounded as fol- 
loweth Viz All that Part of S d Lot Lying upon the North Side 
of Lampereal River And as much Runing half the wedth of 
S d Lot upon the South Side of S d River And the Westward Side 
of S d Lot as Shall Contain S d Hundred Acers 

Item I give & Bequeath to my beloved Son Benjamin Batch - 
elder and his asigns My Right in Notingham Aforsaid which I 
bought of Joshua Pearce Esq r Which is the Fifth Lot in the 
Fourth Range 



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Item I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Mary Marston 
Five Shillings Lawfull Money to be Raised & Levied out of My 
Estate to be Paid my Executor — 

Item I give & Bequeath to my Daughter Deborah Batchclder 
Thirty Seven Pounds Ten Shillings Lawfull Money to be 
Raised and Levied out of my Estate And to be Paid by my 
Executor 

Item I give & Bequeath to my Daughter Ruth Batchclder 
Thirty Seven Pounds Ten Shillings Lawfull Money to be Raised 
and Levied out of My Estate And to be Paid by my Execute r 

Item I give & Bequeath to my Daughter Jane Batchclder 
Thirty Seven Pounds Ten Shillings Lawfull Money to be Raised 
& Levied out of my Estate to be Paid by my Executor 

Item I give & Bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth Batch- 
elder Thirty Seven Pounds Ten Shillings Lawfull Money to 
be Raised & Levied out of my Estate to be Paid by my Executor 

Lastly I Likewise Constitute Make And ordain my Son Ste- 
phen Batchelder Afor Said Executor of this My Last Will and 
Testement And I do hearby uterly Disallow revoke and disannul 
all and every other will & Testement In Witness whereof 
I have hearunto Set my Hand and Seal the Day Year above 
Written &c 

Signed Seal d Published Pro- Stephen batchelder 

nounced and Declared by the S d 
Stephen Batchelder as his Last 
Will and Testament in the 
Presence of us the Subscribers 

John Weeks 

John Lane 

Abraham Drake 

[Proved March 30, 1750.] 

[Inventory, June 25, 1750; amount, £8984.10.0; signed by 
Daniel Sanborn and James Hobbs; £40.0.0 added Sept. 26, 

1751.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 657 

BENJAMIN FROST 1748/9 HUDSON 

[Bond of Miriam Frost of Nottingham West, widow, with 
John Snow of Nottingham West, and Thomas Richardson of 
Pelham, yeomen, as sureties, in the sum of £500, May 30, 1749, 
for the administration of the estate of Benjamin Frost of Not- 
tingham West; witnesses, Willliam Parker and John Smith.] 

[Inventory, March 15, 1748/9; amount, £1606.10.0; signed 
by Eleazer Whiting, Henry Baldwin, Jr., and Joseph Butler.] 



JAMES HEARD 1749 DOVER 

In The Name of God Amen, I James Heard of Dover in y e 
Province of New Hamps r in New England Husbandman, 
Being advanced in Years, But in health of Body, & of a Sound 
mind & memory, Knowing it is Appointed for all men once to 
Die, & apprehending I am Drawing towards y e Period of my 
natural Life, Do make & ordain this my last Will & Testament, 
that is to Say, Principally & first of all I Recommend my Soul into 
y e Hands of God that Gave it, & my Body I Recommend to 
y e Earth to be Decently Buried, at y e Discretion of my Executor. 
And as touching Such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath Pleased 
God to Bless me in this Life I Give Demise & Dispose of y e 
Same in the following manner & form, viz: — 

Imprimis, I Give to my Son Benjamin Heard, whom I Con- 
stitute make & Ordain Sole Executor of this my last Will & 
Testament, & to his Heirs & Assigns for ever all my Homestead 
Land, be y e Same more or less, Except one Acre of s d Land, 
which I have Given to my Daughter Lydia y c Wife of Paul 
Harford, I also Give to my s d Son Benjamin his Heirs & Assigns 
for ever, all my orchard or orchards, & my Dwelling House & 
Barn, & all other Buildings, Standing or Being upon y e s d 
Land, and also all my Land Lying on y e Easterly Side of y e 
Road that leads along by my Dwelling House, and also all my 
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658 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Land be y c Same more or less, Lying Down towards Fresh 
Crick, on y e Westerly Side of the afores d Road, which Land 
Adjoyns Job Clements's Land, & to Dan 11 Plumer's Land. 
I also Give to my s d Son Benjamin his Heirs & Assigns for ever, 
Eleven Acres of Land Lying in the Parish of Summersworth, 
near y e Great Falls in Salmon falls River, which 1 Purchased 
of Joseph WentAvorth. 

Item, I Give to my Daughter Mary y e Wife of William 
Twombly, one Hundred & Thirty Pounds, old Tenor, to be 
Paid to her my S d Daughter Mary, or her Heirs by my Son in 
Law Thomas Pierce, within the Term of one Year after my 
Decease. 

Item, I Give to my Daughter Lydia, y e Wife of Paul Harford, 
& to her Heirs & Assigns for ever, one Acre of Land, being 
Part of my Flomstead Land, & Lyeth in y c Southeast Corner 
of s d Homestead Land, wher y c s d Harfords Dwelling House 
now Stands, & is Bounded Easterly on y e Road that Runs 
between my Land and y e Land that was Jabez Garlands, & 
Southerly on Cap* Job Clements's Land, Runing Twenty Rods 
by y e s d Road, & Eight Rods by s d Clements's Land. I also 
give to my s d Daughter Lydia, one Hundred Pounds, old Tenor, 
To be Paid to her, or her Heirs by my Son in Law Thomas 
Pierce afores d within the Term of one Year after my Decease. 

Item, I Give to my Daughter Hannah y e Wife of Thomas 
Pierce, & to her Heirs & Assigns for ever, forty five Acres of 
Land, Lying in y e Parish of Summersworth in Dover Adjoyning 
to Land that was Coll: Paul Wentworth's, & to Land that 
was Joseph Hanson's; Provided the s d Thomas Pierce shall Pay, 
or Cause to be Paid unto my Daughter Mary y e Wife of William 
Twombly or her Heirs, the Sum of one Hundred & Thirty 
Pounds, old Tenor, within y e Term of one Year after my De- 
cease as above mentioned. And Shall also Pay or Cause to be 
Paid unto my Daughter Lydia, y c Wife of Paul Harford or to 
her Heirs y c Sum of one Hundred Pounds, old Tenor, within y e 
Term of one Year after my Decease as is above Expres'd. But 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 659 

in Case lie y c s d Thomas Pierce Shall Refuse or Neglect to Pay, 
or Cause to be Paid, unto my s d Daughters Mary & Lydia, 
or thier Heirs the Sums above mentioned, & that within y e 
Term above Specified; Then I give y e s d forty five Acres of 
Land unto my s d Three Daughters, viz: Mary Lydia & Hannah, 
to be Eaqually Divid among them, to them thier Hicrs & 
Assigns for ever. I also Give to my s d Three Daughters, Namely 
to Mary Lydia & Hannah all my Stock of Cattle Sheep & Swine, 
and also all my Household Goods, to be Eaqually Divided 
among them. And I do hereby utterly Disallow Revok & 
Disannul all & every other former Testaments, Wills, Legacies, 
& Executors, by me in any wayes before named or Willed, 
Ratifying & Confirming this cv no other to be my last Will & 
Testament 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand & Seal 
the Day & Year first above written. 

Signed Sealed Published & His 

Declared by y e s d James Heard, James X Heard 

as his last Will & Testament in Mark 

y e Presence of us y e Subscri- 
bers. — 

Jon a Cushing 

Ezekiel Wentworth 

Elijah Bunker 

[Proved Jan. 31, 1749/50.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 26, 1749/50; amount, £288.15.3; signed by 
Gershom Wentworth and Ezekiel Wentworth.] 



NATHANIEL RANDALL 1749 DURHAM 

[Mary Randall, widow, waives administration on the estate 
of her husband, Nathaniel Randall of Durham, March 27, I749» 
in favor of her son, Miles Randall of Durham.] 



660 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of Miles Randall of Durham, yoeman, with Daniel 
Rogers of Durham, blacksmith, and Thomas Young of New- 
market as sureties, in the sum of £500, March 29, 1749, f° r the 
administration of the estate; witnesses, William Parker and 
Cutts Shannon.] 

[Inventory, signed by Ephraim Ham and Joseph Sias; amount, 
£12,124.14.0; attested June 28, 1749.] 

[Bond of William Odiorne of Durham, with Miles Randall of 
Durham and Paul March of Portsmouth, gentleman, as sureties, 
in the sum of £500, March 14, 1749/50, for the guardianship of 
Jonathan Randall, Ann Randall, and Mary Randall, aged less 
than fourteen years, children of Nathaniel Randall; witnesses. 
Job Langley and William Rindge.] 

[Warrant, March 22, 1749/50, authorizing Stephen Jones, Jr., 
Benjamin Smith, gentlemen, Benjamin Bickford, Solomon Sias, 
yeomen, all of Durham, and W'alter Bryent of Newmarket,' 
surveyor, to divide the estate.] 

Province of 1 Wmereas the Hon ble Andrew wiggin Esq r 

Newhamp r / Judge of the probate of wills &c for Said prov- 
ince did Issue a warrant to us the Subscribers with others 
therein ordering a Division of the Real Esteate of Nathaniel 
Randell Late of Durham in Said pro e Deceased Pursuant there 
unto We the Subscribers hath made a Division of Said Real 
Esteate In manner following that is to Say one third part of 
said Real Esteate as Shewn to us we have Sett off to mary y e 
widdow of Said Deceased that is to Say thirty six acres of the 
home place on the Easterly Side of the way Bounded as follows 
Begining at a white oak stump which Stands on the west Side 
of the upper orchard a former Bound and from Said Stump 
it Runs North Sixty Seven Degrees & one half Degrees west thir- 
ty two Rods then South twelve Degrees west unto the Southerly 
Side of the thirty acres grant Laid out on and Round wensday 
hill (So Caled) & then South westerly on said thirty acres to y e 



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jj 

west Corner thereof and then Round ten acres lying adjacent to 
Said thirty acres & Including Said ten acres it Runs East ward 
to the west side of Sixty acres Said Sixty acres being part of 
Said home Stead Laying on the East Side of the mast way (So 
Called) 8t then Runs up north & by East half East to the Stump 
first mentioned as also Six acres on the west Side of y c Said way 
known by y c name of Blanchard's feild as also twenty nine acres 
on y c west side of y c way adjacent to said six acres to the north 
East thereof as also one half of the Dwelling house, and the 
great Barn standing to the soutrnvard of Said Dwelling house and 
one quarter part of the sawmill standing on a Branch of Little 
River in number twenty nine in Summer Street in notingham and 
one quarter part of two acres of Land Lying moust Convenant 
for the S d mill priveledge & three quarters of number thirty 
three in said Summer street and the one half of three quarters of 
number thirty one in Said Summer Street and three quarters of 
number twenty one in winter street in said notingham — 

Secondly We have Sett off to miles Randell for his double share 
in said Real Esteate forty & Six acres of Land in the home 
place which is Bounded as follows Begining at the East Side 
of the mast way at the north Corner of the Land above Sett 
off to the widdow & Runs South twelve Degrees west Sixty & 
four Rods to a Stake then from Said Stake South Seventy 
Eight Degrees East over to M r Joseph Sias his Land then by 
Said Sias his Land north twenty Degrees East forty & four 
Rods then north Sixty one Rods to the Said mast way then by 
said mast way west Sou Hi west to where it began with the one 
half of the Dwelling house and all others the Bouldings Stand- 
ing or being on Said Lands Sett off to Said miles as afore said 
Exepting y e half of y e Dwelling house & the Barn before Seet off 
to the widdow — 

thirdly We Sett off to nathaniel Randell for his Share of Said 
Real Esteate thirty one acres of the home place on the East Side 
of y e mast way Bounded as follows Begining at a Stake Stand- 
ing in the East Line of the Land Sett off to y c widdow at y e 



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South west Corner of Said miles his -Land & Runs South twelve 
Degrees west to the South Side of the thirty aeres Return that 
Lays on & Round Wednesday hill then begining again at the 
stake first mentioned to be the first Bound of Said nathaniel 
Share & from said stake to Run South Seventy Eight Degrees 
East by miles his part to m r Joseph Sias his Land then Riming 
Bounding by said thirty acres afore mentioned at the East End 
thereof to the South Side thereof then on the South Side thereof 
to y c Land before Sett off to y c widdow then by Said widdows 
thirds to the Stake first mentioned as also one Sixth part of the 
Saw mill of which mill there was one quarter part herein before 
Sett off to y e widdow with the Sixth part of two atres of Land 
Laying Convenant for a mill priveledge — 

Fourthly we have Sett off to Simon Randell for his Share of 
said Real Esteate twenty live acres of Land at newtown 
purchased of John Chesely and five acres Laying between the 
mast way & Little River (So Called) to the south ward of where 
s d Symon Randell now Lives and one quarter part of Number 
twenty one in winter street in nottingham afore said and one 
Sixth part of the saw mill and two acres for a mill previledge 
the six part thereof — 

Fifthly We have Sett of to Jonathan Randel for his share of 
said Real Estate three quarters of one hundred acres of Land 
in Summer street afore said numbered twenty nine & twenty- 
Seven acres of Land Adjoyning thereunto it being part of 
number thirty one and one Sixth part of the mill Standing in 
Said number twenty nine and one Sixth part of two acres of 
Land Adjoyning thereunto for the mill priveledges and the 
Barn Standing by Said mill — 

Sixthly we have Sett off to Samuel Demerett, & Elizabeth 
his wife in her Right for their Share in Said Real Esteate one 
hundred acres of Land in notingham in winter Street numbered 
twenty five and one whole Right or Share in Canterbury and 
one home Lott or first Division in Said Canterbury — 

Seventhly we have Sett off to Ann Randell for her Share in 
Said Real Esteate the one half of three quarters of one whole 















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66 3 



Right in notingham Exepting the first & Second Division and 
also the one half of one third of all the undivided Land belong- 
ing to one whole Right or Share in the town of Canterbury As 
also y c one half of one half of the Second Division Lott in 
Rochester that is numbered twenty two as also the one half of 
one Sixth of one Second Division Lott in Said Rochester that is 
numbered ninteen as also the one half of one half of all the 
undivided Land belonging to one whole Right in Said Rochester 
as also one half of ten acres & one half acre of Land in notingham 
in number thirty one in Summer Street — 

Eightly we have Sett off to mary Randell for her Share of 
Said Real Esteate the one half of three quarters of one whole 
Right in Notingham Exepting the first & second Divisions as 
also the one half of one third of all the undivided Land belong- 
ing to one whole Right in Canterbury as also the one half of one 
half of a Second Division Lott in Rochester numbered twenty 
two as also the one half of one Sixth of one Second Division Lott 
in said Rochester numbered ninteen as also the one half of one 
half of all the unDivided Land belonging to one whole Right 
in said Rochester as also the one half of ten acres & one half 
acre of Land in notingham in Summer Street numbered thirty 
one — 

Given under our hands at Durham afore said this twenty 
fifth Day of april anno Domini 1759 and in the 23 d year of his 
majesties Reighn — 

Benja bickford 

Solomon Sias 

Benjamin Smith 

Walter Bryent 



Comm tee 



NICHOLAS GILMAN 



1749 



EXETER 



[Judith Gilman renounces administration on the estate of her 
husband, Nicholas Gilman, March 29, 1749, in favor of Col. 
Samuel Gilman.] 



664 NEW HAM I\SI [IRE WILLS 

[Bond of Samuel Gilman, with Peter Gilman and Robert 
Light as sureties, all of Exeter, in the sum of £1000, March 29, 
1749, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, William 
Parker and Cutts Shannon.] 

A Mutual agreement made and Concluded upon this Twenty 
fourth day of april annoquc domini one Thousand Seven hun- 
dred and forty Nine and in the Twenty Second year of the Reign 
of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God 
of Grate Brittain france and Ireland King defender of the faith 
&c. by and between Samuel Gilman Esq r Daniel Gilman Gentn 
Samuel Gilman Jun r Gent Tabatha Gilman the wife of the Said 
Samuel Gilman Jun r Alary Gilman Widow Josiah Gilman Phisi- 
cian Truworthy Gilman Gent, all of Exeter in the province of 
Newhamp 1 " James Pike Clerk Sarah Pike the wife of the Said 
James Pike John Wentworth Gent, and Joanna W 7 entworth the 
wife of the Said John Wentworth of Sumersworth in the province 
aforesaid Concerning the Estate of Nicholas Gilman late of 
Exeter aforesaid Esq r deceased, viz it is hereby agreed that 
Samuel Gilman aforesaid Esq r for his part or Share in Said Estate 
Shall have all that Peice of Salt marsh Commonly Called Jonses 
Marsh Containing aboute three acres adjoyning to his the Said 
Samuel Gilmans farm att Newmarket in the Province aforesaid 
and one Sixth part of the Common Right Containing two hun- 
dred and fifty acres proportioned to Said Nicholas Gilman by a 
Commit te which did proportion the Common and undevided 
land in Said Exeter aboute the year of our lord one Thousand 
Seven hundred and twenty four or twenty five and also one 
Sixth part of all the land att and adjacent to a Place Commonly 
Called Coppyhold in the Parrish of Brintwood in the Province 
aforesaid and all the Right or priviledge in the Lower falls in 
Exeter aforesaid and one Eighth part of the land which Said 
Nicholas Gilman bought of Samuel Jones and also of that he 
bought of John Marsh and one Eighth part of all other Estate 
Real and personal which did belong to the aforesaid Nicholas 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 665 

Giiman att the time of his decease and which Shall not be ordered 
other ways by this present agreement, and Daniel Giiman 
aforesaid for his part or Share in the Estate of the Said de- 
ceased Shall have one Sixth part and one third part of one Sixth 
part of the Common Right aforesaid and one Sixth part and 
one third part of one Sixth Part of the land att and adjacent 
to Coppyhold aforesaid and a peice of land lying on the South 
Side of the Create River between Hampton old line and land 
heretofore Cap 1 James Leavits deceased and a Peice of Salt 
marsh lying at the head of Caleb Gilmans Marsh which Said 
Nicholas Cilman bought of Joseph and Edward Hall and one 
Eighth part and one third part of one Eighth part of the land 
said Nicholas Cilman bought of Samuel Jones and also of 
the land he bought of John marsh and one Eighth part of 
all the other Estate both Real and personal which did belong 
the aforesaid Nicholas Giiman att the time of his decease and 
which is or Shall not be other ways ordered by this present agree- 
ment, and Samuel Giiman Jun r and Tabatha Giiman aforesaid 
in her Right Shall have for their part or Share in the Estate of 
the Said deceased one Sixth part and one third part of one Sixth 
part of the Common Right aforesaid and also one Sixth part 
and one third part of one Sixth part of the land at and adjacent 
to Coppyhold aforesaid and all that peice of Salt marsh Com- 
monly Called brays marsh which did belong to the Said de- 
ceased att the time of his decease and one Eighth part and one 
third part of one Eighth part of the land the Said Nicholas Gil- 
man bought of Samuel Jones and also of that land he bought of 
John marsh and one Eighth part of all the other Estate Real 
and Personal which did belong to the aforesaid Nicholas Gil- 
man at the time of his decease and which is or Shall not be other- 
ways ordered by this present agreement, and Mary Giiman 
aforesaid and her Children viz Tristrum Joseph Josiah and 
John She being the Widow and they the Children of Nicholas 
Giiman late of Durham in the Province aforesaid Clerk deceased 
Shall have for her and their part or Share in the Estate of the 



666 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

v fi 

Said Nicholas Gilman Esq r deceased one Sixth part of the Com- 
mon Right aforesaid and of the land at and adjacent to Coppy- 
hold aforesaid and one fourth part of Coppyhold Mill and the 
two Peices of land which the Said Nicholas Gilman Esq r bought 
of Clement Moody and one Eighth part of the land he bought 
of Samuel Jones and of that land he bought of John Marsh and 
one Eighth part of all other Estate Real & personal which did 
belong to the Said Nicholas Gilman Esq r att the time of his 
decease and which is or Shall not be other ways ordered by this 
present agreement, and Josiah Gilman aforesaid for his part or 
Share in the Estate of the Said Nicholas Gilman Esq 1 " deceased 
Shall have one Sixth part and one third part of one Sixth part 
of the Common Right aforesaid and one Sixth part and one 
third part of one Sixth part of the land att and adjacent to Cop- 
pyhold aforesaid and all that peice of land att Stratham in the 
province aforesaid which the Said Nicholas Gilman Esq 1 " bought 
of Nathaniel foulsam and one Eighth part and one third part 
of one Eighth part of the land Said Nicholas Gilman Esq r bought 
of Samuel Jones and also of that he bought of John Marsh and 
one Eighth part of all other Estate Real and personal which 
did belong to the Said Nicholas Gilman Esq 1 " at the time of his 
decease and which is or Shall not be other ways ordered by this 
present agreement, and Truworthy Gilman aforesaid for his 
part or Share in the Estate of the Said Nicholas Gilman Esq r 
deceased Shall have So Much of Coppyhold mill aforesaid as 
with what he hath already Shall be one fourth part thereof and 
all the Remainder of the home place beside what he hath already 
as it is fenced between Daniel Things land and Hampton old 
line and the buildings thereon and one Eighth part of the other 
Estate Real and Personal which did belong to the aforesaid 
Nicholas Gilman Esq 1 * att the time of his decease and which is 
or Shall not be other ways ordered by this Present agreement, 
and James Pike and Sarah Pike aforesaid in her Right and for 
their part or Share in the Estate of the Said Nicholas Gilman 
Esq r deceased Shall have one half of that Peice of land att New- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 667 

market aforesaid lying between Jeremiah foulsams land and 
land heretofore doc 1 Robert Gilmans deceased and one half of 
the three acres of Salt marsh adjoyning to Said land and one 
half of the household Goods and one Eighth part of the land 
which the Said Nicholas Gilman Esq r bought of Samuel Jones 
and of that he bought of John marsh and one Eighth part of 
all other Estate Real and Personal which did belong to the afore- 
said Nicholas Gilman Esq r at the time of his decease and which 
is or Shall Not be otherways ordered by this present agreement. 
and John Wentworth and Joanna Wentworth aforesaid in her 
Right Shall have for their part or Share in the Estate of the 
Said Nicholas Gilman Esq r deceased one half of that peice of 
land at Newmarket aforesaid lying between Jeremiah foulsams 
land and the land heretofore doc tr Robert Gilmans and one 
half of the three acres of Salt Marsh adjoyning to Said land 
and one half of the household Goods and one Eighth part of 
the other Estate Real and Personal and one Eighth Part of the 
land which the Said Nicholas Gilman Esq r bought of Samuel 
Jones and of that he bought of John marsh and of all which did 
belong to Said Nicholas Gilman Esq 1 " at the time of his decease 
and which is or Shall not be otherways ordered by this present 
agreement, and it is hereby agreed that the aforesaid James 
Pike and John Wentworth Shall have what is due for the Rent 
of the land alowed hereby to them and Each of their wives and 
for the wood and timber Cut of off Said land the last year, and 
it is hereby further agreed that the Charge and Expence in 
order to Setling Said Estate Shall be Equaly defrayed by all 
those Concerned therein, and it is to be understood and is hereby 
agreed that as the aforesaid Samuel Gilman Esq r is Adminis- 
trator on the aforesaid Estate that there Shall Remain in his 
hands So much of Said Estate as he Shall Se Cause to keep, in 
order for defraying the funeral Charges of the Said Nicholas 
Gilman Esq r and paying all Just debts due from Said Estate 
and for paying mrs Judeth Gilman her thirds or Right of dowry 
as She is the Widow of the Said Nicholas Gilman Esq r deceased, 



668 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

and also for defraying all Nessesary Charges of what kind So 
Ever Relating to Said Estate until! Such time as the Said Sam- 
uel Oilman Esq r is or Shall be obliged to Setle accounts with 
the Honourable the Judge of Probate of wills &c for the Province 
aforesaid any thing in the foregoing agreement to the Contrary 
notwithstanding. In Wittness whareof the Said Samuel Oilman 
Daniel Oilman Samuel Oilman Jun r Tabatha Oilman Mary 
Oilman Josiah Oilman Truworthy Oilman James Pike Sarah 
Pike John Wcntworth and Joanna Wentworth have hereunto 
Set their hands and Seals the day and year first mentioned 

Signed Sealed and delivered Sam 11 Oilman 

in presents of us. Daniel Oilman 

Daniel Thing Sam 1 Oilman j r 

John Phillips Tabitha Oilman 

Mary Gilman 
Josiah Gilman 
Trwe worthy Gilman 
James Pike 
Sarah Pike 
John Wentworth 
Joanna Wentworth 
[Allowed April 25, 1749.] 

[Inventory, taken in April and May, 1749; amount, £33, 
931. 7. 10; signed by Theophilus Smith and Benjamin Thing. 

[Administration granted to Samuel Gilman of Exeter June, 

1 749-} 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 378.] 

Articuls of agreement Made and Concluded upon this twenty 
first day of febuary annoque domini one thousand Seven hundred 
and forty Nine or fifty and in the twenty third year of the 
Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace 
of God of Great Brittain France and Ireland King defender 
of the faith &c. Between Samuel Oilman Esq r Daniel Gilman 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 669 

Gent 11 Samuel Oilman Jun r Gent" Tabatha Oilman the Wife 
of the Said Samuel Gilman Jun r Mary Oilman Widow, Guardian 
to her four Children, Viz Tristrum Oilman Joseph Oilman 
Josiah Gilman and John Gilman, and Josiah Gilman Physician 
all of Exeter in the Province of Newhampshire in New England, 
Concerning the de vision of Several tracts of land, lying and being 
in the Parrishcs of Epping and Brintwood, in the Province afore- 
said, which lands were part of the Estate of Nicholas Gilman 
of Exeter aforesaid Esq r deceased, and it is hereby Mutualy 
agreed by the aforesaid Samuel Gilman Daniel Gilman Samuel 
Gilman Jun r Tabatha Gilman Mary Gilman in her Capacity 
aforesaid and Josiah Gilman to divid that tract of land lying 
in the Parrish of Epping aforesaid Commonly Called the Com- 
mon Right (which was allowed and laid out to Nicholas Gilman 
aforesaid Esq r as his Right in the Common land in Exeter 
aforesaid, and lying in the fourth and fifth Ranges of lotts) 
as followeth, Viz. it is hereby agreed as aforesaid that Samuel 
Gilman aforesaid Esq r Shall have one Sixth part of that Part 
of Said Common Right which lyes in the fourth Range it being 
the Second Part, begining to Number, on that Side of the lotts 
Next to Joseph Averys land, and Number Six Equal Parts as 
the Range Runs and it is also agreed as aforesaid that the 
aforesaid Tristrum Gilman Joseph Gilman Josiah Gilman and 
John Gilman as they are Sons and heirs of Nicholas Gilman 
late of Durham in the Province aforesaid Clerk deceased. Shall 
have one Sixth Part, of that Part of Said Common Right lying 
in the fourth Range aforesaid, it being the fourth part, begining 
to Number as aforesaid, and the Said Daniel Gilman in his 
Right and the said Samuel Gilman Jun r and Tabatha Gilman 
in her Right, and the Said Josiah Gilman Physician, in his 
Right Shall have the other four Parts of that Part of Said 
Common Right lying in the fourth Range aforesaid the> being 
the first third fifth and Sixth parts begining to Number as 
aforesaid and all the Said Six Parts to be of an Equal Wedth 
on that Side of Said fourth Range whare the lotts are Numbred 



67O NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

and to Run Westerly as the lots Run, holding an Equal Wedth 
through the Range and it is also agreed as aforesaid that the 
aforesaid Samuel Gilman Esq r Shall have one Sixth Part of that 
Part of the Common Right aforesaid lying in the fifth Range 
of lotts aforesaid it being the fifth part begin ing to Number at 
Durham line and Number Six parts, and the,aforcsaid Tristrum 
Gilman Joseph Gilman Josiah Gilman and John Gilman as Sons 
and heirs of Nicholas Gilman of Durham aforesaid deceased 
Shall have one Sixth part of that Part of Said Common Right 
lying in Said fifth Range it being the Sixth Part begining to 
Number at Durham line aforesaid and the Said Daniel Gilman 
in his Right and the Said Samuel Gilman Jun r and Tabatha 
Gilman In her Right and the said Josiah Gilman Physician 
in his Right Shall have the other four Parts of that Part of 
Said Common Right lying in the fifth Range aforesaid they 
being the first Second third and fourth Parts begining to Num- 
ber at Durham line aforesaid, and these last Six Parts to be 
Equal in Quantytie and to begin on that Side the Range whare 
the lotts are Numbered and to Extend Westerly through the 
Range as Wide at one End as the other, and it is also agreed 
as aforesaid that all the land adjoyning to Coppyhold falls in 
Brintwood aforesaid on the North Side of the way which Leads 
from the white Pine Plain so Called to the Mill Commonly 
Called the Black Rock Mill which land did belong to Nicholas 
Gilman aforesaid Esq r at the time of his decease Shall be and 
is hereby divided in the following Manner Viz it is agreed as 
aforesaid to allow and lay out aboute three Quarters of one 
acre of land more or less adjoyning to the Mill Comonly Called 
Coppyhold Mill on the Southerly Side of the River for the use 
of the owners of Said Mill their heirs and assigns for the laying 
loggs and lumber Conveanant to Said Mill and bounded as 
followeth viz begining at a Great Rock aboute ten Rods below 
Said Mill by the bank of the River and then to Run South 
Seventy degrees East untill a South Point will Run two Rods 
West from the Westerly End of the dwelling house Standing 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 67 I 

Near Said Mill and then to Run South until! an East Point 
will Run two Rods South from the Southerly Side of Said house 
and then South East Eight Rods — and then to Run South 
Nineteen degrees West thirteen Rods to a Rock and then to 
Run North Seventy degrees West live Rods to the River and 
then down by Said River to the hounds first Mentioned and 
it is also agreed as aforesaid to leave a way two Rods Wide 
open for Ever for the owners of Said lands to pass to and from 
Said Coppyhold Mill at any time as they Shall See Cause which 
way is bounded as foloweth Viz begining at a Great Rock on 
the Easterly Side of the land herein allowed to ly as a priviledgc 
to Coppyhold Mill aforesaid aboute ten Rods Southerly of the 
Second bounds of Said land and from thence to Run South 
forty Nine degrees East fifty four Rods then South twenty 
degrees East ten Rods then South Seven degrees West Eight 
Rods and then South forty Eight degrees West twelve Rods 
and then South Sixteen Degrees West fifteen Rods and then 
South fifteen degrees East forty Eight Rods to the Way leading 
from the white Pine plain to the Black Rock Mill aforesaid, 
and it is agreed as aforesaid that the aforesaid Samuel Gilman 
Esq r for his Right or Share Shall have all that Peice of land 
lying between the two ways aforesaid and the River and the 
mill Priviledgc aforesaid Containing aboute thirty Eight acres 
and also a Peice or tract of land lying on the North Side of 
Said River Containing Sixty acres and Seventy three Rods 
and bounded as followeth viz begining at the River by the 
bridge above Coppyhold Mill aforesaid and to Run from thence 
North West and be North one hundred and Eighty four Rods 
to a hemlock tree Marked N: G: from thence to Run North 
East and by North fifty five Rods and from thence to Run 
South east and be South to the River aforesaid and then to 
Run up Said River by Every Part thareof to the bounds first 
Mentioned or bridge aforesaid and the Said Tristrum Gilman 
Joseph Gilman Josiah Gilman and John Gilman Sons and heirs 
of Nicholas Gilman of Durham aforesaid deceased Shall have 



672 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

for their Part or Share irf the land lying on the Northerly Side 

of the way leading from the white Pine Plain to the black Rock 

Mill aforesaid one hundred acres and bounded as followeth viz 

begining by Said way and by the land heretofore belonging to 

Nathaniel foulsham of Brintwood aforesaid deceased and to Run 

from thence North five degrees West one hundred and twenty 

Rods to a hemlock tree from thence West by land heretofore 

belonging to the heirs of Jonathan fonlsham and John Light 

of Exeter aforesaid deceased one hundred and Sixty five Rods 

and from thence South Seventy Seven Rods to the way last 

mentioned from thence to Run Easterly by Said way to the 

place began to Run from being one hundred and Eighty two 

Rods by Said way and the Said Daniel Gilman in his Right 

and the Said Samuel Gilman Jun r and Tabatha Gilman in her 

Right and the Said Josiah Gilman Physician in his Right Shall 

have for their Share all the Remaining part of the land lying 

on the Northerly Side of Said way leading from Said white Pine 

plain to the Black Rock Mill aforesaid which did belong to the 

aforesaid Nicholas Gilman Esq r at the time of his decease ad- 

joyning to the falls aforesaid Containing aboute three hundred 

Eighty Six acres and a Quarter and bounded as followeth viz 

begining at the land herein alotted and allowed to the Sons of 

Nicholas Gilman of Durham aforesaid deceased at the aforesaid 

way leading from Said white pine plain to Said black Rock 

Mill from thence to Run Westerly by Said way one hundred 

and Seventeen Rods to the way herein allowed to Pass to and 

from Said Coppyhold Mill and then to bound by Said way till 

it Comes to the land herein allowed as a priviledge to Said 

mill and then to bound by Said priviledge till it Comes to the 

first bound thereof and from thence to Run down by the River 

aforesaid bounding on Every Part thereof till it Comes to the 

land heretofore belonging to the heirs of the aforesaid Jonathan 

foulsham and John Light Now in the Possession of John Brown 

of Brintwood aforesaid and then to Run South one hundred 

and Eighty Rods and then to Run East Six Rods to the land 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 673 

herein alotteel to the heirs of Nicholas Oilman of Durham 
aforesd deceased and then to Run South by Said land Seventy 
Seven Rods to the way first Mentioned and then begin- 
ing again on the Northerly Side of the River afore Said by the 
land herein allowed to Samuel Gilman aforesaid Esq r and to 
Run from Said River by Said land North West and be North 
untill it Comes to the Northerly Corner thereof and from thence 
to Run North East and be North two hundred and Eleven Rods 
and from thence to Run South aboute thirty one degrees East 
one hundred and thirty Six Rods to Joseph Thing and Samuel 
Dudleys South West Corner of their land by the River afore- 
said and then to Run up Said River bounding on Every part 
thereof untill it Comes to Said land allowed herein to Samuel 
Gilman aforesaid Esq r to have and to hold the before Mentioned 
Premises with all their appurtenances thereunto belonging or in 
any Wise appertaining according to the Several divisions herein 
Made or Expressed to be Made, and it is further agreed as afore- 
said that if any Person or Persons herein Named to whome 
Any of the land before Mentioned is allowed and divided, Shall 
at any time hereafter have the Same or any Part thereof taken 
from them by due Course of Law, in Such Case Each Person 
herein Named to whome land is alowed is to bare an Equal 
Share of Such loss and is to pay there Equal Proportion to him 
or her that Shall So loose his or her land herein Mentioned 
according as it was appraised ^ acre. In Wittness whareof and 
in Confirmation of all before written the Said Samuel Gilman 
Daniel Gilman Samuel Gilman Jun r Tabatha Gilman Mary Gil- 
man in her Capacity aforesaid, and Josiah Gilman have here- 
unto Set their hands and Seals on the day and year first Men- 
tioned. Sam 11 Gilman 

Signed Sealed and delivered Daniel Gilman 

in Presents of us Sam 1 Gilman j r 

John Gilman 3 d Tabitha Gilman 

Sarah Downing Mary Gilman 

Josiah Gilman 



674 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Account of the settlement of the estate; receipts, £5197.13.0; 

expenditures, £1511.15.7; allowed Aug. 29, 1750.] 

Articules of agreement Made and Concluded upon this first 
day of November annoque domini one Thousand Seven hundred 
and fifty and in the Twenty fourth year of the Reign of our 
Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of 
Create Brittain France and Ireland King defender of the faith 
&c. by and between Samuel Gilman Esq r Daniel Gilman Gent" 
Samuel Gilman J un r Gent" Tabatha Gilman the Wife of the Said 
Samuel Gilman Jun r Mary Gilman Widow as Guardian to her 
four Children viz Tristrum Gilman Joseph Gilman Josiah Gilman 
and John Gilman and Josiah Gilman Physician all of Exeter in 
the Province of Newhampshire in New England Concerning the 
deviding of aboute three hundred and Twenty acres of land 
lying and being partly in the Parish of Brintwood and Partly 
in Kingstown in the Province aforesaid and on the Southerly 
Side of the way leading from the White Pine Plain So Called 
to the Mill Comonly Called the Black Rock mill and on the 
Southerly Side of the Great fresh River above the Bridge Called 
Coppyhold Bridge which land was Part of the Estate of Nicholas 
Gilman late of Exeter aforesaid Esq r deceased, at the time of 
his decease, and it is hereby Mutualy agreed by and between 
the Said Samuel Gilman Esq r Daniel Gilman Gent" Samuel 
Gilman Jun r Tabatha Gilman Mary Gilman in her Capacity 
aforesaid and Josiah Gilman Physician that the land aforesd 
Shall and is by These presents be divided in the following man- 
ner that is to Say Viz there Shall be and hereby is allowed and 
Set of to the aforesaid Tristrum Gilman Joseph Gilman Josiah 
Gilman and John Gilman fifty acres of Said land as they are 
Sons and heirs of Nicholas Gilman late of durham in Said 
Province Clerk deceased which fifty acres of land Shall begin 
at the Westerly End of the afore said three hundred and twenty 
acres and from thence Shall Extend Easterly between Kings- 
town line and the River aforesaid untill a North and be East 
Point of the Compass from Said Kingstown line to the River 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 675 

aforesaid will Include fifty acres of land, and to the Said Samuel 
Oilman Esq r there is hereby allowed and Set of fifty acres of 
Said land and to begin at the fifty acres of land herein allowed 
and Set of to the heirs of the Said Nicholas Oilman of Durham 
deceased and from thence to Extend Easterly between Said 
Kingstown line and Said River untill a North and be East Point 
of the Cumpass from Said line to Said River will Include fifty 
acres of land, and to the Said Samuel Oilman Jun r and Tabatha 
Gilman the Wife of the Said Samuel Oilman Jun r in her Right 
is allowed and hereby is Set of fifty acres of Said land and to 
begin at the fifty acres of land herein allowed and set of to 
Samuel Gilman Esq r and from thence to Extend Easterly be- 
tween Said line and Said River untill a North and be East 
Point of the Cumpass from Said line to Said River will Include 
fifty acres of land, and to the Said Josiah Gilman Physician 
there hereby is allowed and Set of fifty acres of Said land and 
to begin att the fifty acres of land herein allowed and Set of to 
Samuel Gilman Jun r and Tabath his Wife in her Right, and 
from thence to Extend Easterly between Said line and Said 
River untill a North and be East Point of the Cumpass will 
Include fifty acres of land, and to the Said Daniel Gilman 
Samuel Gilman Jun r and Tabatha Gilman his Wife In her 
Right, arid the Said Josiah Gilman Physician is allowed and 
hereby Set of that Twenty Nine acres of land which was laid 
out to the aforesaid Nicholas Gilman Esq r deceased and by 
the Return thereof bounded as followe th viz begining four 
Rods to the Westward of John foulshams land which lyes 
between the way which leads to Samuel Scribners and Kings- 
town line and So to Extend Westward between Said way and 
Said line So far as to make up Twenty Nine acres, and the 
Said Daniel Gilman Samuel Gilman Jun r and Tabath his Wife 
In her Right and Josiah Gilman Physician Shall also have all 
that lot of land which Nicholas Gilman aforesaid Esq r deceased 
bought of lcabod Roby of Kingstown aforesaid Containing 
about Twenty five acres lying in Said Kingstown in the North 
Grant which lyes by the long medow brok it being the Twelfth 



676 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

lot as by Said Icabod Robys deed of Sale duly Executed will 
more fully appear Reference thereunto being had, and the Said 
daniel Oilman Samuel Oilman Jun r and Tabatha Oilman in her 
Right and Josiah Oilman Physician Shall also have So 
Much land lying and ajoyning to the fifty acres of land herein 
alowed and Set of to the Said Josiah Gilman Phisican by him 
Self, and begining at Said fifty acres and to Extend from thence 
Easterly between Said Kingstown line and the River aforesaid 
Equaly untill with the twenty nine acres aforesaid and the lot 
aforesaid which was bought of Icabod Roby aforesaid it Shall 
Contain the one half of the Remaining Part of the Said three 
hundred and Twenty acres Not herein before Allowed or Set 
of to any Person or Persons, and the Remaining Part of Said 
three hundred and Twenty acres, being aboute Sixty acres of 
land is hereby allowed and Set of to Daniel Gilman aforesaid, 
and Each of the Persons to whome any land is herein allowed 
and Set of to have and to hold the Same as the Same is hereby 
divided or Expressed to be divided with all the Priviledges 
thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining with all the 
appurtenances — and it is hereby further agreed as aforesaid that 
if any Person or Persons herein Named to whome any of the 
land before Mentioned is allowed and Set of or divided Shall 
att any time hereafter have the Same or any Part thereof taken 
from them by due Coarse of Law that in Such Case Each Person 
herein Named to whome land is alowed Shall bare their Equall 
proportion of Such lose according as Said land was appraised 
per acre when Inventoryed. In Witness whareof and in Con- 
firmation of all before written the Said Samuel Gilman Daniel 
Gilman Samuel Gilman Jun r Tabatha Gilman Mary Gilman in 
her Said Capacity and Josiah Gilman have hereunto Set their 
hands and Seals on the day and year first Mentioned 

Signed Sealed and delivered Sam 11 Oilman 

in Presents of us Daniel Gilman 

John Gilman 3 d Sam 1 Gilman j r 

Moses Gilman J r Tabitha Oilman 

Mary Gilman 
Josiah Gilman 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 677 

[Further account of disbursements and distribution of personal 
estate; allowed April 30, 1755.] 

To all People to whom these Presents shall come Tristram 
Gilman Clerk, Joseph Gilman & Josiah Oilman Mcrch ts all 
of Exeter in the Province of New Hampshire send Greeting 

Whereas the real and personal Estate of Nicholas Gilman 
late of Exeter aforesaid Esq r deceased, by an Agreement in 
Writing dated the Twenty fourth Day of April one Thousand 
Seven Hundred & forty Nine, was settled among those of his 
Heirs who were then of full Age and by Mary Gilman the 
mother of the said Tristram Joseph & Josiah who are the sons 
of Nicholas Gilman a son of Nicholas Gilman first above named 
& who died before the said Division was made, the said Mary ap- 
pearing for & acting in behalf of said sons & being obliged to ob- 
tain their Consent to & Confirmation of the same when they 
should attain to the Age of Twenty One Years which Time is past 
the youngest being above that Age. Now these presents witness 
that the said Tristram Joseph & Josiah & Each of them for & in 
Consideration of the Part of said Estate granted, severed & set off 
to them as Representives of their said Father & of their hold- 
ing the same to them & their respective heirs & Assigns Do agree 
to & hereby ratify & confirm the said Settlement & Agreement 
as far as in them lies And hereby remise, release, & quit Claim 
to the Parties concerned in said Agreement all the Right of 
the said Tristram Joseph & Josiah to all & every part of said 
Estate (except the part set off to them the said Tristram Joseph 
& Josiah) to the Parties respectively to whom it is alloted and 
appointed by said Agreement & Settlement To Have & To hold 
to them & their several & respective heirs & Assigns — in Wit- 
ness whereof the said Tristram Joseph & Josiah hereunto set 
their hands & Seals the twenty first Day of July An Dom. 
1768— 

Signed, sealed & delivered in Tristram Gilman 

Presence of us Joseph Gilman 

Nathan Rowe Josiah Gilman Ter 8 

Noah Emery 



678 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

JOSEPH WIGGIN 1749 NEWMARKET 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Wiggin of Newmarket, 
yeoman, granted to Anna Wiggin of Stratham, widow, March 
29, 1749-1 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 373.] 

[Bond of Anna Wiggin, widow, with John Hannaford, yeoman, 
and John Wiggin, Jr., as sureties, all of Stratham, in the sum of 
£500, March 29, 1749, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, Richard Palmer and Andrew Wiggin, Jr.] 

[Inventory, May 11, 1749; amount, £510.6.9; signed by 
William Pottle and John Hill.] 

[Account of the settlement of the estate; receipts, £208.6.6; 
expenditures, £192.3.0; allowed April 25, 1750.] 

[Bond of John Wiggin, with Thomas Wiggin as surety, both 
of Stratham, in the sum of £500, April 21,1 752, for the guardian- 
ship of John Wiggin and Joseph Wiggin, minors, children of 
Joseph Wiggin; witnesses, Samuel Gilman and John Gilman, 3d.] 

[Guardianship of John Wiggin and Joseph Wiggin granted 
to John Wiggin of Stratham May 27, 1752.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 18, p. 282.] 

[Guardianship of John Wiggin, Jr., minor, aged more than 
fourteen years, son of Joseph Wiggin, granted to John Wiggin 
of Stratham Sept. 24, 1760.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 21, p. 500.] 



NATHANIEL PEASE 1749 NEWMARKET 

[Bond of Phoebe Pease, widow, and Samuel Pease, yeoman, 
with Israel Gilman, gentleman, and Winthrop Hilton, yeoman, 
as sureties, all of Newmarket, in the sum of £500, March 29, 
1749, for the administration of the estate of Nathaniel Pease of 
Newmarket; witnesses, Israel Gilman, Jr.. and Charles Hilton.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 679 

[Administration granted to Phoebe Pease and Samuel Pease 
of Newmarket June, 1749.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 378. j 

[Inventory, June 24, 1749; amount, £3246.9.0; signed by 
Riehard Mattoon and Ezekiel Sanborn.] 

[Aecount of the settlement of the estate by the widow and 
son, administrators; receipts, £1067.18.0; expenditures, £434.9.0; 
allowed Nov. 16, 1750.] 

[Zebulon Pease, minor, aged more than fourteen years, son 
of Nathaniel Pease, makes choice of his brother, Samuel Pease, 
as his guardian, March 20, 1758.] 

[John Pease and Benjamin Pease, minors, aged more than 
fourteen years, children of Nathaniel Pease, make choice of 
their brother, Samuel Pease of Newmarket, as their guardian 
March 20, 1758; witnesses, Joseph Hackett and Thomas Young.] 

[Bond of Samuel Pease, yeoman, with Samuel Doe, Jr., joiner, 
and Thomas Piper, yeoman,' as sureties, all of Newmarket, 
in the sum of £500, March 23, 1758, for the guardianship of the 
abovenamed children; witnesses, David Sewall and Samuel 
Slade.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 12, 1759, authorizing Joseph Gilman, Nathan- 
iel Piper, John Bean, Samuel Weeks, and Jonathan Sanborn, 
all of Newmarket, to report on the advisability of dividing the 
estate among the twelve children.] 

[Report against the division of the estate, and appraisal at 
£8410.0.0; signed by Nathaniel Piper, John Bean, Samuel 
Weeks, and Jonathan Sanborn; attested Feb. 28, 1759.] 

[Order of court, April 28, 1759, settling the estate on Samuel 
Pease, oldest son, he paying the others their shares.] 

Additional account of the settlement of the estate by Phoebe 
Stevens, formerly Phoebe Pease, and Samuel Pease, ad minis- 



68() NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

trators; receipts, £633.9.0; expenditures, £342.5.0; allowed 
May 7, 1759; mentions "Sundry Young Children under Seven 
Maintained by the Adm rs So as to amount to 13 Years for 

One."] 

[Bond of Samuel Pease, yeoman, with Samuel Weeks and 
Nathaniel Pease, husbandmen, as sureties, all of Newmarket, 
in the sum of £4000, May 7, 1759, to pay the other children 
their shares; witnesses, Walter Bryent and Mary Smith.] 

[Guardianship of Eliphalet Pease, minor, aged more than 
fourteen years, son of Nathaniel Pease of Newmarket, granted 
to Samuel Pease Feb. 15, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 159.] 

[Guardianship of Simeon Pease, minor, aged more than four- 
teen years, son of Nathaniel Pease of Newmarket, granted to 
Samuel Pease Feb. 15, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 158.] 



JOHN ROBERTS 1749 SOMERSWORTH 

In the Name of God Amen, This Sixth Day of April Anno 
Domini one Thousand Seven Hundred & forty Nine. I John 
Roberts of Summersworth in Dover in y e Province of New- 
Ham p r in New-England Weaver. * * * 

Imprimis, I Give & Bequeath unto my Beloved Wife Frances 
Roberts y e one Third Part of y c Produce of my Homestead Land, 
& Orchard, that is to Say y e one third Part of y e Crop of Grain 
Corn Hay, & Cyder or Apples as She Shall Chuse, well & Sea- 
sonably Secured and Housed, Yearly & every Year for her use, 
by my Executor herein & hereafter named, & also y e Iprove- 
ment of the one Third Part of my Pasture Land; And also y e 
free use & Improvement of y e one half my Dwelling House and 
one half y e Celler under it, & y e Use of one half my Barn, & all 
During y e Term of her Continuing my Widow, But in Case She 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 68 1 

Shall marry again, then my Will is that She my S d Wife Shall 
have, out of my Estate, only her Proper Dowry or Thirds as by 
Law Allowed. I also Give to my S (1 Wife, intirely to her Dis- 
posal one Cow, Two Sheep, & one Pigg, & all my Household 
Goods Except one Bed & Beding which I have given to my 
Daughter Deborah Roberts. 

Item, I Give to my Son Ebenezer Roberts, whom I make & 
Ordain Sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament, & to 
his Heirs & Assigns for ever, all my Homestead Land & Orchard, 
my Dwelling House & Barn & all other Buildings Standing or 
Being upon S d Land. Excepting Such a Part of y e Produce of 
S d Land, and Such a Part of my S d Dwelling House & Barn as 
I have herein & hereby Given to my Wife During the Term 
above Express'd, & at y c Deceacc of my S d Wife I Give y c whole 
of my S d Homestead Land & Building upon it to my S d Son 
Ebenezer his Heirs & Assigns for ever. I also Give to my s d 
Son Ebenezer his Heirs & Assigns for ever Ten Acres of Land 
being Part of my Right in y e Common Land in s d Dover, & is 
to be Lay'd out in y e S d Common or Undivided Land in S d Town. 
I also Give to my s d Son Ebenezer all my Stock of Cattle Sheep, 
Horse kine & Swine, Excepting Such as I have herein & hereby 
Given to my Wife. 

Item. I Give to my Son Alexander Roberts his Heirs and 
Assigns forever, Twenty Acres of Land being Part of my Right 
in y e Common Land in s d Dover, & is to be Lay'd out in y e S d 
Common or undivided Land in s d Town. I also Give to my 
s d Son Alexander his Heirs & Assigns for ever, all my Right 
Title & Interest in & unto a Certain Salt Marsh or Thatch Bed, 
Lying in y e Great Bay, at y e Mouth of Winnecut River, Com- 
monly So Call'd, in Greenland in y c Province of New Hamps r 
afores d 

Item, I Give to my Daughter Joanna y e Wif Samuel W 7 ent- 
worth Ten Pounds, Old Tenor, to be Paid to her or her Heirs, 
by my s d Executor within y e Term of Two Years after my De- 
cease. 



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Item. I Give to my Daughter Sarah y c Wife of Ebenezer 
Wentworth Twenty Pounds, old Tenor, to be Paid her or her 
Heirs, by my s d Executor, within y c Term of Two Years after 
my Decease. 

Item, I Give unto my Daughter Phcbe y e Wife of Ebenezer 
Tuttle Twenty Pounds, old Tenor, to be Paid unto her, or her 
Heirs, by my S d Executor within y e Term of Two Years after 
my Decease 

Item, I Give unto my Daughter Deborah Roberts one Bed, 
& y e Beding Belonging unto it, and also Twenty Pounds, old 
Tenor, to be Paid unto her or her Heirs, by my S d Executor 
within y e Term of Two Years after my Deceace. 

And I do hereby Utterly Disallow Revoke & Disannul all & 
every former Testaments, Wills, Legacies, & Executors by me 
in any wayes before named, or Willed, Ratifying this & no other 
to be my last Will & Testament. In Witness whereof I have 
hereunto Set my hand & Seal the Day & Year first above written. 

Signed Sealed Published & John Robertes. 

Declared by y e s d John Rob- 
erts as his last Will & Testament 
in y e Presence of us the Sub- 
scribers. — 

John Wood 
His 

John X James 

Mark 

His 

Joseph X Watson 
Mark 

[Proved July 28, 1756.] 

[Bond of Ebenezer Roberts of Somersworth, yeoman, with 
John James and Joseph Watson, both of Dover, yeomen, as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, July 28, 1756, for the execution 
of the will; witnesses, William Parker and John Fernald.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 683 

NATHAN PHILBRICK 1749 HAMPTON 

In the name of God Amen this twelfth Day of April Anno 
Domini 1749 In the twenty second year of his Majestys Reign 
Georg the Second King over Grate Britain &c I Nathan Phil- 
brick of Hampton in the Province of new Hampshire in new 
england Black smith being sick and weak in bodey * * * 

first I Give and bequeath to my beloved wife Dorcas Phil- 
brick the eastly end of my Dwelling house with the Chamber 
over and the Celler under it // and one cow and my said wife 
to have my moveables in my house to Dispose of as she Pleasseth 
// my said wife to have the said eastly end of my house as long 
as she lives to wante it // and after my said wife hath Done 
with it then my son Benjeman Philbrick to have it // — 

it is my will that my wife Dorcas shall have sufficiant fier 
wood and six bushells of Indian Corn and one hundred Pound 
weight of beef and Pork found and Provided for her by my son 
Benjamin Philbrick yearly and every year Dureing her nateral 
life or widowhood — 

2ly I give and bequeth to my beloved Daughter Mary Brown 
the wife of Samuel Brown five shillings in money old tenor to be 
Paid by my son Benjamin Philbrick — 

3ly I give and bequeth my beloved Daughter Abigail 
Batchelder wife of Nathanel Batchelder five shillings in money 
old tenor to be Paid by my said son Benjamin Philbrick — 

4ly I give and bequeth to my beloved Daughter Elezebeth 
Philbrick five Shillings in money old tenor to be Paid by said 
Benjamin Philbrick — 

5ly I give and bequeth to my beloved Daughter Aphiah Phil- 
brick five shillings in money old tenor to be Payed by said Ben- 
jamin Philbrick — 

61y I give and bequeth to my beloved Daughter Dorcas Phil- 
brick five shillings money old tenor to be Paid by said Benjamin 
Philbrick— 

7ly I give and bequeth to my beloved son Jonathan Philbrick 



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1 1 

five shillings in money old tenar to be Paid by said Benjamin 
Philbrick & it is my will that my just Debts shall be Paid 

81y I give and bequeth to my beloved son the said Benjamin 
Philbrick the westly End of my Dwelling house with the appur- 
tanances of it and my Barn and shop with all my black smiths 
tools and Implements of all sorts what so ever belonging to the 
trade of a black smith or gun smith with my husbandrey Imple- 
ments // I also give grant and conferm unto my said son Ben- 
jamin Philbrick all my land laying and adjoining to where my 
said Dwelling house and buildings are in Hampton to him the 
said Benjamin Philbrick and to his heirs and assigns for ever // 
it is my will that my said son Benjamin Philbrick shall have 
y e eastly end of my Dwelling house also after my said wife hath 
done with it and shall want it no more — 

I do like wise Constitute make and ordain my said son Ben- 
jamin Philbrick to be sole executor to this my last will and tes- 
timent // and I Do here by utterly Renounce disanull and make 
void all former wills and testments by me before made willed 
or ordained and do Ratifie and Conferm this and no other to 
be my last will and testiment In wittness where of I the said 
Nathan Philbrick have here unto sett my hand and seal on the 
Day of the Date above written // 

signed sealed Pronounced Published and Declared by the 
said Nathan Philbrick as his last will and testiment in the Pres- 
ence of us the subscribers as Wittnesses Aprel y c twelfth Day 
Anno Domini 1749 Nathan Philbrick 

his 
Christopher X Palmer 

mark 
John Moulton 
Joseph Johnson 
[Proved May 31, 1749.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 9, 1749; amount, £627.6.0; signed by Sam- 
uel Palmer and Josiah Moulton.] 



Ni:\\' HAMPSHIRE WILLS 685 

JOSHUA BRACKETT 1749 GREENLAND 

In the Name of God Amen — the Thirteenth Day of Aprill 
in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand Seven hundred 
and forty nine: I Joshua Bracket of Greenland in the province 
of New hampshirc in New England yeoman Being of perfict mind 
and memory and Calling to mind and Duly Considering the 
uncertainty of humane Life Do make this my Last will and 
Testement first and principally I Commit my Soul into the 
hands of my Blessed maker Trusting in his mercies and in the 
merits of my Deare Redeemer for the Remission of all my Sins 
my body I Commit to the Earth to be Decently Buried by my 
Executor herein hereafter named — 

And as to my Temporal Estate I Give Demise and Dispose 
of the Same in the following manner viz*— 

Imprimis I will that all my Just Debts and funeral Charges 
be paid by my Executor out of my Estate — 

Item I Give and bequeath to my Son Joshua Bracket of 
falmouth in the County of York in Newengland all that part 
of the Land I formerly Bought of Dennis Moross with all other 
Lands that was formerly my fathers that Lyes on the northest- 
erly Side of the high way that Goes Down to the Back Cove 
on the back of the Neck (So Called in Casco) which is Now 
in the possesion of My Said Son and as Tis now fenced in: and 
all my Right and Title to one half of an Island in Casco afore 
Said and Called by the Name of pond Island: Togather with 
all the priveledges and appurtinances thereunto belonging or 
any waies appertaining To Have and to hold to him my Said 
Son Joshua his Heairs and assigns for Ever— 

Item I Give and bequeath to my Son Anthony Bracket of 
falmouth afore Said all my Land that Lyes on the fore River 
in Casco in falmouth afore Said on the Southerly Side of the 
above Said high way that Goes to the Back Cove as his fence 
Now Stands with a peace of Marsh and thatch aboute Eight 
acers that is Comonlv Called the Back Cove Marsh with Sum 



686 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

marsh and Land I formerly Bought of Dennis Moross afore 
Said all Now being in the possesion of my Said Son Anthony 
and Separated from his Brother Joshuas Land: and all my 
Right and Title to one half of an Island in Casco afore Said 
and Called by the Name of pond Island Togather with all the 
priveledges and appurtinances there unto belonging, or in any 
waies appertaining to have and to hold to him my Said Son 
Anthony his heairs and assigns for Ever — 

Item I Give and bequeath to my Son Samuel Bracket of 
Newmarket in the province of Newhampshirc in Newengland 
all that Land that I Bought of Caleb Gilman and Samuel 
Rawlins in Newmarket afore Said and one acer of marsh Land 
I Bought of William Hilton Lying at Lamper River Joyning 
to my Said Son Samuels marsh Land and also a peace of Medow 
I Bought of Joseph Sinckler Samuel Rallins and Joseph Gilman 
all the Said Land Medow and marsh being now in the possesion 
of my Said Son Samuel and all my Land in notingham in the 
province of Newhampshire that I have not already Sould with 
all the priveledges and appurtinances there unto belonging to 
have and to hold to him my Said Son Samuel his Heairs and 
assigns for Ever — 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son James Bracket of 
Greenland afore Said all that Land I Bought of the Urins and 
of my Son John Bracket lying in Greenland afore Said and one 
quarter part of my upland Belonging to my home farme after 
the one half thereof Shall be masuerd of the Said half Shall 
begin at the Norwest End of my Said farme and Run the whol 
wedth of my Said farme aboute Noth East Till half thereof be 
fully Compleated — the Said quarter I Give to my Said Son 
James Shall be that half of the other half Lying at the South- 
easterly part of my Said farme to be of an Equal Bredeth 
Joyning to my Said Son James 5 Land the other three quarters 
thereof I Shall Dispose of as may be Seen in this my Last Will 
and Testament I also Give unto my Said Son James my upper 
Cove of Marsh Land with all upland thereto belonging To 
fence on and the flats thereunto belonging with all the prive- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 6S7 

ledges and appurtinces there unto belonging To have and to hold 
to him my Said Son James his Heairs and assigns for Ever — 

Item 1 Give and Bequeath unto my Son Nathaniel Bracket 
the other three quarters of my upland belonging to my whome 
farme and my Dweling house Barns and orchards being thereon 
and my Midle Cove of Marsh Land and Hats and all the upland 
thereunto belonging— with all the priveledges and appurtinances 
thereunto be Longing to have & To hold to him my Said Son 
Nathaniel his heairs and assigns for Ever — 

Item I Give and bequeath to my Son John Bracket of Green- 
land afore Said all that Land I formerly Bought of Samuel 
penhallow Late of Portsmouth in Newhampshire afore Said Esq 1- 
and also the Land I Bought of George Kennision and a peace 
of Marsh Land he now has usually mowed and the flats and 
upland thereunto belonging, and one whole Right in the Town- 
ship of Bow in the afore Said province of Newhampshire which 
Said Right I Bought of Isaac foss: with all the priveledges and 
appurtinances thereunto Belonging To have and to hold unto 
my Said Son John his heairs and assigns for Ever — 

Item I Give and bequeath unto my Granson Joshua Bracket 
Son of my Said Son John Bracket one whole Right or proprieters 
Shere of Land in the Township of Bow in the afore Said province 
of Newhampshire which Said Right I Bought of Joshua Stevens 
Late of Stratham Deceased To him his heairs and assigns for 
Ever — 

Item I Give and bequeath to my three Daughters: vizt Elenor 
foulsum mary: fabian and Keziah Clark two Hundred pounds 
old Tenor To Each of them to be paid them by my Sons as 
hereafter Mentioned with Twelve months next after my De- 
cease: my Said Sons Joshua and anthony Shall pay one hundred 
pounds old Tenor a peace to my Said Daughter mary and my 
Said Son John Shall pay one hundred pounds old Tenor my 
Said Son Samuel Shall pay forty pounds old Tenor my Said 
Son James Shall pay one hundred and Twenty pounds old 
Tenor and Nathaniel Shall pay one hundred and forty pounds 
old Tenor: to my Said Daughter Elenor and my: Daughter 



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Keziah Equally to be Dcvidcd between them and I Give to 
them my Said three Daughters all my household Goods within 
Dores Equally to be Devided Between them Reserveing the 
use and Benefit of them for my wife During her Nautral Life — 

Also: funeral and other Charges to be paid out of My out 
Dore moveable Estate not herein Desposd of — 

And I Do hereby ordaine nominate and appoint my Said Son 
John Bracket to be my Soule Executor of this my Last Will 
and Testement and I do hereby utterly Revoke Disallow and 
Disanull all former Wills and Testements by me here To fore 
made I hereby Ratifying this and No other to be my Last Will 
and Testement Ratifying, and Confirming, This In witness 
whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seale the Day and 
year first above written — 

Signd Sealed published and De- Joshua Brackett 

clared by the Testater Joshua Bracket 
to be his Last Will and Testement in 
presence of us who Subscribed in 
presence of the Testator — 

Josiah Foss 
his 

Benjamin X Dockum 
mark 

Richard Young 

[Proved June 28, 1749.] 

[Inventory, signed by Thomas Wiggin and Isaac Foss; amount, 
£26,766.13.0; attested Aug. 30, 1749.] 



JOHN JOHNSON i 7 49 PORTSMOUTH 

[Bond of John Morton, baker, with George Massey, carter, 
and Walter Warren, blacksmith, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, 
in the sum of £500, April 13, 1749, for the guardianship of 
John Johnson, "a Poor Child Born at Kensington in S d Province 
& Since residing with the Said Morton"; no witnesses.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 689 

JOSEPH ATKINSON 1749 EXETER 

[Guardianship of Joseph Atkinson, minor, aged more than 
fourteen years, son of Joseph Atkinson of Exeter, yeoman, 
granted to Mary Atkinson of Exeter, widow, April 26, 1749.] 

[Bond of Mary Atkinson, widow, with John Beard, barber, 
as surety, both of Exeter, in the sum of £500, April 26, 1749, 
for the guardianship of Joseph Atkinson; witnesses, Daniel 
Thing and Bartholomew Thing.] 



WILLIAM MARSTON 1749 HAMPTON 

[Administration on the estate of William Marston of Hamp- 
ton, yeoman, granted to his son, William Marston of Hampton, 
yeoman, April 26, 1749.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 387.] 

[Bond of William Marston, yeoman, with Samuel Palmer and 
John Batchelder, yeoman, as sureties, all of Hampton, in the 
sum of £500, April 26, 1749, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, none.] 

[Inventory, signed by Josiah Moulton and Jonathan Tuck; 
amount, £2108.10.0; attested May 24, 1749.] 

[Warrant, April 2, 1751 , authorizing Samuel Dow, William 
Moulton, Isaac Philbrick, Josiah Moulton, and Joshua Lane, 
all of Hampton, to divide the estate.] 

Pro of new ) we the subscribers Viz Samuel Dow William 

Hampshier J Moulton Isaac Philbrick with Josiah moulton 
and Joshua Lane all of Hampton in Said Province being ap- 
pointed and Athorised by the Hon rd Andrew Wiggin Esq Judge 
of the Court of Probate &c for Said Province to Devide the 
Real Estate of William Marston late of Hampton Deceased and 
set of to Each heir in Equiel shares by butts and bounds for 
Quantity and Quality we have to the best of our Judgment 



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accordingly Devided the Real Estate of the said deceased and 
set of to Each heir his Part haveing Regard to the Quallity in 
the following manner / There being of said Estate about six 
acres of marsh at Hampton falls near Hoags which we have 
devided in to seven parts as followeth Viz 

N: 1 The first Part number one is Joining northly to marsh 
of Capt Ephram Marston we have set of and bounded to William 
Mars ton a son of the said Deceased the bredth at the eastly 
end is two Rods butting eastly on marsh of Jonathan Leavit / 
The bredth toward the westly end on a line square a Crose 
said marsh at forty six Rods distance from the eastly end is 
two Rods & one half / some Part of said Marsh is extending and 
bending more westly and northly than said Crose line to low 
upland of Hoags to a line by said upland fifteen Rods the said 
first lot from the last bounds of it on Said Crose line bends 
more northly and is butting on said fifteen Rod line four Rods 

N. 2 The second Part numbre two Joining southly we set of 
and bounded to Joseph Marston a son of the said Deceased the 
bredth at the eastly end two Rods butting on said Leavits 
marsh / The bredth westly on said Crose line is two Rods and 
one half / and on said fifteen Rod line one Rod and one half 

N 3 The third Part Numbre three Joining southly we set 
of and bounded to Benja Shaw to the Right of his wife Esther 
a Daughter of the said Deceased the bredth at the eastly end 
is two Rods one foot and one half on said Leavits Marsh / 
The bredth westly on said Crose line is two Rods and one 
half & four feet / and on said fifteen Rod line one Rod and one 
half / 

N. 4 The fourth Part Joining southly we set of and bound- 
ed out to John Shaw to the Right of his wife susanna a Daugh- 
ter of the said Deceased / The bredth at the eastly end of 
said Leavits marsh is two Rods one foot & one half / The 
bredth westly on said Crose line is two Rods and one half 
and five feet / and on said fifteen Rod line one Rod and one 
half 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 69 1 

N. 5 The fift Part of said Marsh Joining southly we set of 
and bounded to Joseph Draper to the Right of his wife Phebe 
a Daughter of the said Deceased / The bredth at the Eastly 
End at said Leavits marsh is two Rods and one foot and one 
half / The bredth westly on said Crose line is two Rods and 
one half and Eight feet / and on said fifteen Rod line one Rod 
and one half 

N. 6 The sixth Part or share Joining southly we set of and 
bounded to Edward Wilmot to the Right of his wife Elezebeth 
a Daughter of said Deceased / The bredth at the eastly end 
at said Leavits Marsh is two Rods and two feet / The bredth 
westly on said Crose line is two Rods & one half and nine feet / 
and on said fifteen Rod line one Rod and one half 

N 7 The seventh Part or share next adjoining southly and is 
bounding southly on marsh of Hoags once or formerly swains / 
The bredth eastly at said Leavits marsh is two Rods and one 
foot / westly on said Crose line is two Rods and one half and 
five feet / and on said fifteen Rod line is three Rods nine feet 
and one half we set of and bounded to John Graves to the 
Right of his wife Deborah a Daughter of said William Marston 
Deceased the south westly side of the westly Part of this seventh 
lott is Joining to upland of said Hoags twenty one Rods / 

The land in the home Place of the said Deceased about nine 
acres and cne half with one share in the second north Division 
in Hampton laying between a share of Ruben Marstons on the 
east and a share of De Samuel Dows on the west of it about 
thirty Acres and also with one half of a share in alder meadow 
about two acres and a small Thatch share of about half an acre / 
We have Devided and made but seven Parts or shares of them 
all / We layed the said share in the second north Division 
with the said half share in alder meadow and said thatch 
share in to live Parts as followcth / The first Part or lot be- 
gining at the Northly end of said share in the north Division 
Joining Northly to land of Quarter of a mile so Called we set 
of to said William a son of the said Deceased extending southly 



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the, wholl bredth of said share in y c second north Division fifty 
four Rods and bounded it 

N 2 The second Part next adjoining southly we set of and 
bounded to Benjamin Shaw to the Right of his wife Esther a 
Daughter of the said Deceased extending southly the wholl 
bredth of Said share fifty seven Rods to this second Part we 
have set & added the said thatch share 

N: 3 The third Part Next adjoining southly we set of and 
bounded to said John Graves to the Right of his wife Deborah 
a Daughter of the said Deceased extending southly the wholl 
bredth of said share fifty nine Rods to this third Part we have 
set and added the said half share in alder meadow 

N 4 The fourth Part next adjoining southly we set of and 
bounded to Joseph Draper to the Right of his wife Phebe a 
Daughter of the said Deceased extending southly the wholl 
bredth of said share one hundred and forteen Rods 

N: 5 the fifth Part is next adjoining southly we set of and 
bound to John Shaw to the Right of his wife susanna a Daughter 
of the said Deceased extending southly the wholl bredth of 
said share one hundred and six Rods to the southly end of said 
share to land of Reuben Marston / we also layed the said home 
place in to two Parts 

N: 6 And for the sixth part we set of the northly end of 
said home Place to Edward wilmott to the Right of his wife 
Elezebeth a Daughter of the said William Marston Deceased 
extending southly the wholl bredth of the said home Place so 
as to take in all the land Runing straght untill it Comes to an 
other division or bend in the land viz all the land that is fenced 
in bounding northly on the Road / eastly on land of William 
Moulton / westly on land of said Edward wilmott / Con- 
taining four acres and five Rods 

N. 7 for the seventh Part of the several Parcels put to 
gether as afore said we have set all the land in the said home 
Place that layeth to the south ward of the said bend in the land 
and fence to Joseph Marston a son of the said Deceased bound- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 693 

tng easily on land of scth fogg westly on land of Edmond Rand 
Joshua Lane and said Wilmot being about five acres and seventy 
seven Rods 

as to one half of a share in the twelve shares in the second 
Division of the five Divisions in Hampton about fifteen acres / 
being Part of the Estate of the said Deceased we have agreed 
that each heir shall have and Injoy an equiel Part viz each 
one seventh part as it layeth undevided which we think is best 
according to the Circumstances and situation of it / and what 
the heirs have agreed to — 

And as to the house and barn of the said Deceased we have 
agreed that Each of the heirs shall have Equiel share of their 
Valleu what they are worth 

And thus we the subscribers have made the Division and set 
of to Each of the said heirs his Part of the Real Estate of the 
said Deceased according to the best of our Judgment without 
favour or affection to any Parson what so ever haveing Regard 
to the Quallity of it 

given under our hands this eighteenth Day of April 1751 

Samuel Dow 
Isaac Philbrick 
William Moulton 



JONATHAN CHASE 1749 ST RATH AM 

In the Name of God Amen the twenty Eighth day of April 
In the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & forty 
Nine I Jonathan Chase of Stratham in the Province of New 
Hampshir in New England Gentleman, being sick & weak in 
body * * * 

Imprimis I Give & bequeath unto Joanna my Well beloved 
Wife, My Dwelling house in s d Stratham I Now live in which 
I bo' 4 of Timothy Jones with all the land I bo' 1 of s d Jones ad- 
joying to s d house & all the buildings thereupon, and the one 



694 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

half of all My Personal Esteat of all Kinds whatsoever both 
within Doors & without to be at her dispose forever 

Item I Give unto my son William Chase two hundred Pounds 
in bills of credit as old Tenor to be paid to him or his heirs, 
as I Shall hereafter or herein order viz 1 one hundred Pounds 
thereof within one year after my deceas and the other hundred 
Pounds within two years after my decease. 

Item I Give unto my son James Chase fifty Pounds in bills 
of credit old tenor to be paid him or his heirs, by my Executor 
out of my Movable Esteat within one year after my Decease. 

Item I give unto My son Thomas Chase My house and land 
I bought of Cap 1 George Veasey which lyeth in s d Stratham be 
it more or less with all the other buildings there upon. 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Joanna Norris one hundred 
Pounds in bills of Credit as old tenor to be paid to her or her 
heirs within tw r o years after my Decease, as I shall herein in 
this my s d Will Mention & one quarter Part of My household 
goods 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Mercy Robinson & to her 
heirs My Dwelling house in Stratham which I of late lived in 
& in which she Now liveth with her family and also My orchard 
adjoining to s d house and all My land on that side of the way 
on which s d house stands, adjoyning to the ten acres of land, 
Jonathan Robinson her husband lately bo'* of me and also I give 
unto my s d Daughter My barn that stands on the south east 
side of the countrey Road Near s d house and three acres of land 
adjoyning to s d barn and bounded as followeth viz lt begining at 
a Walnut tree Standing by the Road Near the uper Schoolhouse 
in s d Stratham thence Runing towards s d barn and as the fence 
Now Runs bounding on the countrey Road till it comes to the 
ten acres I sould to s d Jonathan Robinson her s d husband on 
that side of the way s d barn Stands, & to begin again at s d 
Walnut tree and to Run a strait line there from till it comes 
to s d Robinsons ten acres last Mentioned taking in s d barn & 



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comprehending s d three acres with s d Strait line & s d fence, 
she My s d Daughter Mercy or her heirs Paying Unto My s d 
son William Chase or his heirs, one hundred Pounds in bills 
of credit as old tenor within one year after my Decease and 
one hundred Pounds in bills of credit as old tenor within two 
years after my Decease unto my s d son William or his heirs: 
and also Pay unto My s d Daughter Joanna Norris one hundred 
Pounds in bills of credit as old tenor within two years after My 
Decease And also one hundred Pounds in bills of credit as old 
tenor, to my four Grand children Namely Chase Taylor Jonathan 
Taylor, Hannah Mason & Anne Taylor, the children of My 
Daughter Anne Taylor Deceased, s d hundred Pounds to be paid 
and Equally Devided between my s d four Grandchildren within 
one year after My decease, also I give unto my s d Daughter 
Mercy one quarter part of my household goods 

Item I Give unto My Grandson Jonathan Chase of s d Strat- 
ham & heirs all my lands on the southerly side of s d Countrey 
Road be it More or less as it is bounded viz" on the high way 
that leads from the s d countrey Road Northeasterly, southeast- 
erly on the land which was his fathers, My son Jonathan Chase 
Deceased, southwesterly on the ten acres of land I sold to s d 
Jonathan Robinson & Norwesterly on the three acres of land I 
herein Mention given to my s d Daughter Mercy Robinson, he 
the said Jonathan Chase or his heirs Paying unto My Grandson 
his brother Thomas Chase or his heirs one hundred Pounds in 
bills of credit as old tenor within one year after My Decease 

Item I Give unto My Grandson Moses Chase of Stratham 
afores d & to his heirs, all My lands of about thirty acres lying 
& being in Stratham afores d be it More or less as it is bounded 
viz" Southwesterly on the Road that leads to Jeremys Pocket 
so called Norwesterly on the thirty acres of land which I sold 
to Jonathan Robinson Northeasterly on Insign George Veasys 
land & Southeasterly on John Hunifords land &c he the s d 
Moses Chase or his heirs Paying unto My two Grand Daughters 



696 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

his Sisters Namely Sarah Thirston <S: Joanna Chase one hun- 
dred Pounds in bills of credit as old tenor to be Equaly 
devided between them within one year after My decease. 

Item I Give unto My Grandson James Chase son to the 
afores d James Chase all the Remainder of My Personal Esteat 
whatsoever & wheresoever & of all Kinds whatsoever both 
Money bills bonds notes &c which I have Not herein desposed 
of, within one year after my decease, 

And further My Will is and do hereby constitute appoint 
Make & ordain My son in law the aboves d Jonathan Robinson 
My sole Executor to this my last Will and Testament and I do 
hereby utterly disallow Revoke & disannul all and every other 
former Testaments Wills & Legacies Requests & Executors by 
me in any ways before this time Named Willed & bequeathed 
Ratifiingand confirming this and No other to be My last Will 
& Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand 
and seal the Day & year abovewritten 

Signed Sealed Published & Jonathan Chase 

Declared by the said Jonathan 
Chase to be his last Will and 
Testament in Presents of us the 
Subscribers 

George Veasey Jun r 

Joshua Neall 

Moses Leavit 

[Proved May 22, 1749.] 

[Warrant, May 30, 1749, authorizing Theophilus Smith and 
Jonathan Dearborn to appraise the estate.] 

[Guardianship of James Chase, aged less than fourteen years, 
granted to his father, James Chase of Epping, yeoman, June 
28, 1749.] 

[Bond of James Chase, with Moses Thurston of Stratham, 
yeoman, as surety, in the sum of £1000, June 28, 1749, for the 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 697 

guardianship of his son, James Chase; witnesses, Samuel Thurs- 
ton and Jonathan Chase.] 

[Inventory, signed by Theophilus Smith and Jonathan Dear- 
born; amount, £7261.13.0; attested June 30, 1749.] 

[Guardianship of Jonathan Chase and Moses Chase, both of 
Stratham, minors, aged more than fourteen years, granted to 
Samuel Thurston of Epping, cordwainer, July 3, 1749.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 438.] 

[Bond of Samuel Thurston of Epping, cordwinder, with Wil- 
liam Pottle of Stratham, blacksmith, as surety, in the sum 
of £1000, July 3, 1749, for the guardianship of Jonathan Chase 
and Moses Chase, both of Stratham, aged more than fourteen 
years; witnesses, Jonathan Robinson and Joseph Freese.] 

[Guardianship of Thomas Chase and Joanna Chase, minors, 
children of Jonathan Chase of Stratham, deceased, granted to 
Lydia Chase July 20, 1750.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 18, p. 61.] 

[Account of the settlement of the estate; receipts, £1680.18.0; 
expenditures, £1682.9.10; allowed July 25, 1750.] 



EPHRAIM SANBORN 1749 EPPING 

[Administration on the estate of Ephraim Sanborn of Epping 
granted to Sarah Sanborn of Epping, widow, May 20, 1749.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 417.] 

[Bond of Sarah Sanborn of Epping, widow, with Benjamin 
Johnson of Epping and Jonathan Green of Hampton, husband- 
men, as sureties, in the sum of £500, May 20, 1749, for the 
administration of the estate; witnesses, Joshua Sanborn and 
Nathan Tilton.] 

[Inventory, June 19, 1749; amount, £43.12.7, and real estate; 
signed by Israel Gilman and Nathan Tilton.] 



698 v !; NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[License to the administratrix, June 28, 1749, to sell real 
estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 435.] 

[Administration de bonis non granted to Enoch Sanborn of 
Epping May 29, 1754.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 19, p. 42.] 

[Guardianship of Jeremiah Mars ton Sanborn, minor, aged 
more than fourteen years, and Mary Sanborn, aged less than 
fourteen years, children of Ephraim Sanborn, granted to Abra- 
ham Sanborn of Hampton Falls March 20, 1760.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 21, p. 400.] 



JOHN BURNHAM 1749 DURHAM 

[Administration on the estate of John Burnham of Durham 
granted to his son, John Burnham of Durham, May 30, 1749.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 407.] 

[Bond of John Burnham, with Joseph Wheeler and Robert 
Burnham as sureties, all of Durham, in the sum of £500, May 
30, 1749, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, William 
Parker and John Smith.] 

[Inventory, signed by Joseph Sias and Hubbard Stevens; 
amount, £7006.16.0; attested Aug. 30, 1749.] 



STEPHEN GREENLEAF 1749 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Stephen Greenleaf of Ports- 
mouth granted to his widow, Ann Greenleaf, and his son, 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 699 

Stephen Greenleaf of Boston, Mass., mathematical instrument 
maker, May 30, 1749.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 412.] 

[Bond of Ann Greenleaf of Portsmouth, widow, and Stephen 
Greenleaf of Boston, Mass., mathematical instrument maker, 
with Hunking Wentworth and Thomas Wibird, both of Ports- 
mouth, as sureties, in the sum of £1000, May 30, 1749, for the 
administration of the estate; witnesses, William Parker and John 
Smith.] 

[Inventory, May 31, 1749; amount, £6088.18.6; signed by 
Eleazer Russell and Samuel Penhallow.] 

[Warrant, May 29, 1750, authorizing William King, Nathaniel 
Meserve, and Mark Langdon, all of Portsmouth, to set off the 
widow's dower.] 

Province of 1 By Virtue of the within Warrant we the 

New Hamp r J subscribers have set off unto the within 
Named Ann Greenleaf in full of and for her Dower in the Real 
Estate of the within named Stephen Greenleaf dec d the House 
wherein she now lives in Portsmouth afores d and the Garden 
thereunto belonging and the appurtenances unto the s d House 
and Garden belonging: We have also consider d the Circum- 
stances of the Remaining two thirds of the Real Estate of the 
s d Stephen Greenleaf (so far as was discover d to us) & are of 
opinion that it cannot be divided into more than two settle- 
ments without Prejudice to the whole but y* it may be divided 
into two viz* the westerly half of the dwelling house wherein 
James stoodly Innholder now lives in Portsm afores d from 
Garret to Cellar and the westerly half of the Garden thereunto 
belonging which we appraise at three hundred and fifty Pounds 
and a lot of land at Barrington in s d Province containing 120 
acres N° 48 which we appraise at twenty five pounds for one 
settlement and the easterly half of said House and Garden last 
mentioned which we appraise at three hundred and fifty Pounds 



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and a lot of land near Pickerins Mills which wc appraise at 
twenty five pounds for the other settlem 1 as witness our hands 
June 30 th 1750 

Will™ King 
Nath : meserve 
Mark Langdon 

[Memorandum of articles not inventoried, June, 1750; men- 
tions the widow's sister Davis.] 

[Bond of Stephen Greenleaf of Boston, Mass., with Hunking 
Wentworth of Portsmouth as surety, in the sum of £500, July 7, 
1750, to pay £250 to the three younger children of his father, 
Stephen Greenleaf; witnesses, William Parker and William 
Rindge.] 

[Bond of William Greenleaf, mariner, with James Stoodley, 
Jr., innholder, and William King as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in 
the sum of £500, July 7, 1750, to pay £125 to the three younger 
children of his father, Stephen Greenleaf; witnesses, William 
Parker and William Rindge.] 

[Guardianship of Elizabeth Greenleaf of Portsmouth granted 
to her mother, Ann Greenleaf, Sept. 25, 1751.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 18, p. 214.] 

[Bond of Ann Greenleaf, widow, with Hunking W 7 entworth 
and Daniel Peirce as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum of 
£1000, Nov. 21, 1 75 1, for the guardianship of her daughter, 
Elizabeth Greenleaf; witnesses, William Parker and Joseph 
Peirce.] 

[Administration de bonis non on the estate of Stephen Green- 
leaf granted to Hunking Wentworth and Thomas Wibird Feb. 
26, 1755.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 19, p. 19M.] 



NEW EiAMPSHIRE WILLS 70 1 

[Bond of Hunking Wentworth and Thomas Wibird, with 
John Banfield, yeoman, and Joses Philbrickof Rye, yeoman, as 
sureties, in the sum of £2000, Feb. 26, 1755, for the adminis- 
tration de bonis non of the estate; witnesses, John Coultas and 
Jonathan Blanchard.] 



GEORGE JAFFREY 1749 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of George Jaff rey of Portsmouth 
granted to George Jaff rey of Portsmouth May 30, 1749, the 
widow declining.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 406.] 

[Sarah Jaff rey waives administration on the estate of her 
husband, George Jaffrey, May 31, 1749, in favor of his only 
son, George Jaffrey.] 

[Bond of George Jaffrey, gentleman, with Theodore Atkinson 
and Mark Hunking Wentworth as sureties, all of Portsmouth, 
in the sum of £2000, May 30, 1749, for the administration of 
the estate; witnesses, William Parker and John Smith.] 

[Warrant, May 31, 1749, authorizing John Moffatt and Wil- 
liam King, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by John Moffatt and William King; 
amount, £6124.8.2; attested March 28, 1750.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 524.] 

[Additional inventory; amount, £3676.0.0; signed by John 
Moffatt and William King.] 

[Probate Records, vol. i<S, p. 54 id 

[Warrant, March 30, 1754, authorizing Eleazer Russell, 
George Mitchell, Elliot Vaughan, Nathaniel Meserve, and Joseph 
Buss, Jr., joiner, all of Portsmouth, to divide the estate; 
warrant repeated under date of Oct. 1, 1754.] 



702 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Province of ) Portsmouth April 30 th 1755. Whereas 

New Hampsh r / We the Subscribers were appointed a Com- 
mittee by the Honourable the Judge of Probates for the Province 
aforesaid by Warrant to Divide the Real Estate of the Hon'able 
George Jaffrey late of Portsmouth in said Province Esq r De- 
ceas'd, Pursuant to said Warrant have made the Following 
Division of said Estate as Shewn to us by the Administrator & 
Heirs to said Estate — 

First To the Widow and Relict of the said George Jaffrey 
Esq r Deceas d We have set off for her Dower or thirds in said 
Estate Viz 1 The House where William Doak & Others Live near 
the Old Spring so Called in said Town of Portsmouth lying on 
the Northerly side of the Street from Spring Hill to Church Hill 
and part of the Wharfe thereto adjoining beginning at the West- 
erly end of said Wharfe and Running Easterly so far as to make 
a Parellell Line with the Easterly end of said House and to be 
ten foot to the Eastw d thereof from said Street to the Head or 
Capsell of said Wharfe — Also the Pound Pasture so Called in 
said Town of Portsmouth lying on the Northerly side of the 
High Way leading from the Plains into Town being thirty five 
Acres more or less According to the Survey or plan thereof 
herewith Returned into the Registers Office Also the Pond Pas- 
ture so Called in said Town of Portsmouth Reserving a Tier of 
Lotts out of the same Laid out in said Pasture as^ Survey and 
Plan thereof — Also the Ground Rent of the four following House 
lotts lying in said Pond Pasture Viz 1 M rs Keeses M r William 
Bennetts M r Benjamin Berrys & the Widow Hams — 

Secondly To George Jaffrey Esq r only Son of the said George 
Jaffrey Esq r Deceas'd for his Double Portion of said Estate, 
Viz 4 , The Mansion House Out Houses &c a where the said George 
Jaffrey Esq r Deceas'd Dwelt with the Land thereto belonging, 
Also the House & Land where the Widdow Peacock Lately 
dwelt near the Old Spring with the Compting House thereon 
bounded as follows, Begining at the South W r est Corner of the 
House & Land of Samuel Solly Esq r on the Northerly side of 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 703 

Crafords land thence Running Northerly Adjoyning said Solly, 
Mark Hunking Wentworth Esq', and the Stone Wharehouse 
So Called (as it is hereafter set off to M rs Ann Peirce Wife of 
Capt. Nathaniel Peirce) till it Conies to the Street leading from 
the Church Hill to the Spring Hill, then by said Street till it 
Conies to the North East Corner of the Land of Thomas VVibird 
Esq r , then Southerly by said Wibirds Land in part by Richard 
Wibird Esq r in part, and M r James Stoodly in part till it Conies 
to the' said Craffords Lane or Street then by said Lane or Street 
Easterly to the first Bounds — Also the Remaining part of the 
Wharfe Near the Spring Begining Ten feet to the Eastward of 
the House wherein William Doak & Others Live Set off to 
Madam Jaffrey and Runs Easterly upon the Northerly side of 
the Street Leading from Spring 1 1 ill to Church Hill to the End 
thereof — Also the Crane Wharehouse so Called & Land whereon 
it Stands lying on the Northerly side of said Street Leading from 
Spring Hill to Church Hill, Also the Right in the Church — 

Thirdly To the Heirs or Legal Representatives of M rs Sarah 
Jeffries late Wife of M r David Jeffries of Boston Merchant, and 
one of the Daughters of the said George Jaffrey Esq r Deceased 
Viz 1 That part of the Mowing Field in the Town of Portsmouth 
above M rs Hunkings Orchard so Called beginning three hundred 
& Eighty feet Southerly from the North West Corner of M r 
Jacob Treadwells House Lott where he Lives adjoyning the High 
Way Leading into Town at a Rock at the Fence which paits the 
said Mowing Land and the Gleab Land, thence Running West 
nine Degrees South Adjoyning Land hereafter set off to M rs Ann 
Peirce Wife of Capt Nathaniel Peirce to the High Way leading 
Out of Town to the Plains thence Southwesterly as said High 
Way Runs to the Land belonging to the Heirs of Nathaniel 
Rogers Esq r Deceas'd then by said Land & Land of the Late 
Eliss Huske Esq r Deceas'd and Marsh, Southerly to Pickerens 
Mill Pond So Called then as said Pond Runs to Doctor Daniel 
Rogers's Fence thence Northerly by said Rogers in part and the 
Gleab Land in part to the first bounds as $ the plan herewith 



704 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Returned into the Registers Office be the Same Eight & a half 
Acres of Upland and Eight Acres of Salt Marsh (more or Less) — 
Also the half Right which Belonged to the said George Jaffrey 
Esq r Deceased in the Town ship of Rochester in said Province 
of New Hampshire as ^ the several Layings out or Divisions 
in said Township — Also his the said George Jaffrey Esq r De- 
cease's Right in the Township of Canterbury in said Province 
as 3j2 the Charter and Laying out thereof — Also his Lott in the 
Township of Barrington in said Province N° 143 in the fourth 
Range Containing Six hundred Acres — Also the Lotts of Land 
in the Pond Pasture so Called Beginning at the North West 
Corner of M r W m Bennetts House Lot being Eighty feet Distance 
from the High Way into said Pasture thence a Direct Line to 
the North west Corner of M r Thomas's House Lott, thence south 
Easterly by said Thomas's Lott to the High Way, thence 
North Easterly by s d High Way to s d Bennetts Lott then North- 
erly by said Lott to the first Bounds — Also One Other Lott in 
said Pond Pasture Begining One hundred & Eighty feet West- 
erly from the Corner where George Warrens Smith's Shop Stands 
thence Running by the High Way leading up the Creek One 
hundred & twenty feet thence Southerly into Said Pasture one 
hundred feet, thence Carrying the Breadth of One hundred feet, 
Easterly One hundred and twenty feet, then Northerly to the 
first bounds at the High Way— 

Fourthly To Ann the Wife of Capt Nathaniel Peirce One of 
the Daughters of the said George Jaffrey Esq r Deceased, M rs 
H unkings Orchard so Called in said Town of Portsmouth be- 
gining upon the High Way leading into said Town at the 
Northwest Corner of M r Jacob Treadwells House Lott Wliere 
he Lives thence Running Southerly along by the back of the 
Prison and Side of the Gleab Land Three hundred and Eighty 
feet to a Rock thence West Nine Degrees South to the High 
Way leading from the Plains into Town, thence as s d High Wax- 
Runs Northerly & Easterly to the first bounds as $ the Plan 



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herewith Returned into the Registers office be the same more or 
less — Also a Lott of Land in s d Town of Portsmouth Bounded 
Viz 1 by the Land which Capt. Thomas Daniel Sold in the Year 
168 1 to M r John Tucker on the East and on the West by the 
Land that M r Richard Cutt sold to M r Richard Martyn in the 
Year 1659 being Seventy two foot in Length and Twenty two 
foot in breadth with the Stone wharehouse Standing thereon, 
also Twenty five feet of Land Adjoyning the Crane Wharehouse 
so Called on the North East Side thereof on Piscataqua River 
and on the Way that Leads to Church Hill — Also all the said 
George Jaffrey Esq r Deceas'd his Right in the said Town of 
Portsmouth at a Place Called Frame Point being about an Acre 
and a Quarter more or less — Also the Lotts of Land in the Pond 
Pasture so Called in the said Town of Portsmouth Beginning at 
the High Way leading into s d Town at the Corner where Geo. 
Warrens Smith Shop Stands thence Running One hundred feet 
Westward upon the High Way leading to the Creek, thence 
Running a Direct Line Southerly to the North West Corner of 
the Widdow Hams Lott, thence as s d Lott Runs to the High 
Way Leading from the Plains into Town, thence by s d High 
Way to the said Corner at Warrens Shop as ^ the Plan — Also 
Another Lott in said Pond Pasture beginning One hundred feet 
Westward of the s d Corner where said Warrens Shop stands, 
thence Running Eighty feet Westward by s d High Way to the 
Lott set off to the Heirs of M rs Jeffries then by that Lott into 
the Pasture one hundred feet Southerly, thence Easterly Carry- 
ing the Breadth of one hundred feet to the aforemention'd Lotts 
being Eighty feet as ^ the Plan — Also all the said George Jaf- 
frey Esq r Deceas'd his Right in the Township of Bow so Called 
in said Province as ^ the Charter & Laying out thereof 

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/OS NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of George Jaffrey of Portsmouth in the sum of £500, 
April 30, 1755, to prosecute his appeal; no sureties or witnesses.] 

[Petition of George Jaffrey, July 30, 1755, for an appeal from 
the division of the real estate on the ground that it is unequal.] 

[Warrant, June 29, 1756, authorizing John Moffatt and John 
Newmarch, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Additional inventory, Oct. 27, 1756; amount, £169.10.0; 
signed by John Moffatt and John Newmarch.] 

[Petition of George Jaffrey, Dec. 16, 1783, for the division of 
the widow's dower, she being dead.] 

Pursuant to warrant to divide the real Estate of George Jaffrey 
late of Portsmouth Esq r deceased which was formerly sett off 
to his widow as her thirds* in his Estate — 

We have set off to George Jaffrey Esq r son of the said deceased 
for his double share the whole of the Pasture called the Pound 
Pasture lying on the northerly side of the middle Road to the 
Plains containing about thirty five Acres also about one Acre 
of land in the Pond Pasture near the Hay-Market bounded as 
follows viz 4 Easterly by William Ham's lot & said Georges land 
Northerly partly by said Georges land and partly by Leverett 
Hubbard's lot westerly by land hereafter set off to Ann Hubbard 
thirteen Rods twelve links to a Stake Southerly by land hereafter 
set off to the heirs of Sarah Jaffrey five Rods nine links 

We have also set off to the said George as legal Representative 
of his Sister Elizabeth Solly deceased for a single Share the 
house by the Spring now improved by M r Samuel Haven with 
the land & wharf adjoining extending ten feet East of said 
House & there bounded by said George's land & wharf North- 
westerly by the River and the Publick landing Southerly by 
Bow Street with the Priviledges thereto belonging — 

We have set off to the heirs & legal Representatives of Sarah 
Jeffries late wife of David Jeffries of Boston Merchant daughter 
of said deceased for their single share the whole of the Salt 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 709 

Marsh containing about Eight Acres & bounded Northerly by 
English Grass Land belonging to said Heirs Westerly partly by 
land belonging to said Heirs & partly by Land of Woodbury 
Langdon Esq r Southerly by Salt Marsh lately possessed by 
Ellis Husk Esq deceased Easterly by Pickering's Mill Pond & 
partly by Salt Marsh of Daniel Rogers Esq r also the House & 
land lately leased to M r Keese and the ground Rent & Reversion 
of the lot formerly leased to William Bennet and about one Acre 
of land in the Pond Pasture bounded as follows viz 1 Southerly by 
land belonging to the Widow Wibird seven Rods seven links then 
westerly by land hereafter set off to Ann Hubbard Northerly 
by George Jaffrey's land five Rods nine links Easterly partly 
by land of said heirs & partly by the lott lately leased to William 
Bennet 

We have sett off to Ann wife of Leverett Hubbard Esq r for 
her single share the whole remaining Part of the Pond Pasture 
containing about eight acres bounded Southerly by land belong- 
ing to the Estate of the late Richard Wibird Esq westerly by 
land of George Massey Northwesterly by Islington Road 
Easterly by said Ann's land partly by land heretofore set off to 
George Jaffrey Esq & partly by land sett off to the Heirs of Sarah 
Jeffries — 

Portsmouth May the 20th 1784 Samuel Hale 

W ra Knight 
Jn° Parker 
Th° Martin 
Is. Rindge 



THOMAS WEBSTER 1749 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas Webster of Exeter, 
innholder, granted to his widow, Susanna Webster, May 30, 
1 749-] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 417.] 



7 10 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of Susanna Webster, widow, with Zebulon Giddings, 
trader, and Caleb Gilman, yeoman, as sureties, all of Exeter, in 
the sum of £1000, May 30, 1749, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Coffin Thing and John Giddings.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 24, 1749; amount, £5713.4.0; signed by 
Robert Light and John Gilman, 3d.] 

[Account of the settlement of the estate; receipts, £3857.17.0; 
expenditures, £3046.7.0; allowed Nov. 10, 1769; mentions 
"Supporting & Maintaining Susanna one of the Children from 
the Decease of her father till She was Seven Years old — being 
70 Weeks," "Supporting & Maintaining Nathaniel anothei 
Child from the Decease of his Father untill he was Seven years 
old — being 245 Weeks," "Supporting & Maintaining Thomas 
another of the Children 140 Weeks till he was 7 years old. "] 

[Warrant, May 4, 1770, authorizing Major John Gilman, 
William Parker, Jonathan Gilman, gentleman, Josiah Gilman, 
merchant, and Eliphalet Giddings, innholder, all of Exeter, to 
divide the estate.] 

Province of "l Whereas we the Subscribers are Ap- 

New Hamp r J pointed and Authorized by the Hon ble John 
Wentworth Esq Judge of the Probate of Wills &c for said Prov- 
ince to divide the Real Estate of Thomas Webster late of Exeter 
Deceas'd to the Widow and Children of the said deceas'd, in 
manner following Viz To Susanna the Widow relict of the said 
deceas'd one full Third part thereof to hold to her in severalty 
(during her natural Life) as her Dower of the Estate of said 
deceas'd, and the remaining two thirds to and amongst the 
Children of the said deceas'd, to Thomas the Eldest Son a Double 
share, to each of the other Children a single Share, to hold to 
them respectively in severalty, as by a Warrant from the said 
Judge of Probate dated the fourth Day of May 1770 may 
appear — 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 711 

We have pursuant to the said Warrant set off to the said 
Susanna Webster in full for her Third part of said real Estate 
to hold to her in severalty as her Dower of said Estate The 
Lands and premises herein after mention'd & Circumscribed 
(Viz) A part of the Homestead of said Deceas'd containing about 
four Acres and bounded as follows Viz. begining by the High 
Way three Rods West from the South East Corner of said 
Homestead, from thence to run West by said Way four Rods and 
Six feet and one Half, from thence to run North one degree 
West Thirteen Rods and three Quarters, from thence to run 
West Thirteen Rods and one Half, then South Two degrees 
West Three Rods and Three Quarters to a Lot the Executrix 
sold to Robert Light, from thence to run Westerly binding on 
the Lots of Land said Executrix sold, about forty two Rods to 
Major Nath 1 Folsom's Land, then North forty two degrees East 
twenty six Rods and North fifteen West One and one half 
Rods by said Folsom's Land, from thence North eighty five 
degrees East four Rods to the Parsonage Land, from thence 
South four degrees East fourteen Rods and eight Links to a 
Stone fixed in the Ground, from thence East Thirty four Rods 
and sixteen Links, from thence south Six degrees East to the 
Bounds first mentioned, with the dwelling House standing on 
said Premises, Excepting that part of said dwelling House called 
the New part and a peice of Land adjoining thereto bounded as 
follows begining at the South East Corner of said New part 
then to run East Three feet, then Northerly Twenty six feet, 
then to run Westerly four feet distance from the House, Thirty 
four feet; from thence Southerly Twenty six feet to the Old part 
of said House, from thence Easterly between the Old & the new 
parts to the bounds first mentioned, with the priviledge of the 
Yard between said New part and the High Way fourteen feet 
wide to pass and repass and lay Wood or other Necessaries with 
all the other priviledges and appurtenances to the said New part 
of the said House belonging (the said Yard to be a Priviledge to 
both parts of said House) — 



712 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

To Thomas the Eldest Son of the said Deceas'd we have al- 
lowed and sett off as his double Share in said Estate the following 
Lands and premises Viz. a part of the Homestead bounded as 
follows Viz begining at the South East corner of said Homestead 
from thence to run North seven degrees West Twenty One Rods 
to the Parsonage Land, then West Two Rods and nine feet, 
from thence South six degrees East Twenty one Rods to the 
High Way then East Three Rods by said Way to the Bounds 
first Mentioned containing about fifty seven Rods of Land, 
Also that part of the dwelling House called the New part and a 
peice of Land adjoining thereto bounded as follows Viz begining 
at the South East Corner of said New part from thence to run 
East Three feet, then Northerly twenty six feet, then Westerly 
(four feet distance from said New part) Thirty four feet, from 
thence southerly Twenty six feet to the Old part of said House, 
then easterly to the Bounds first mentioned, with the priviledge 
of the Yard between said New part and the High Way fourteen 
feet wide to pass and repass and lay Wood and other Necessaries 
with all the priviledges and appurtenances to the said New part 
of said House belonging (the said Yard to be a Priviledge to 
both parts of said House) — And Two fifth parts of about three 
Acres of Land laying on the Westerly side of the Way that leads 
from Cap fc John Gilman's Mills to King's falls, said Three Acres 
is part of the Pasture of the said Deceased and bounded as 
follows easterly by s d Way Southerly and Westerly by Land of 
Richard Smith and Northerly by Joseph Swazy's Land — 

To Elizabeth a Daughter of the said Deceas'd (and Wife of 
James Folsom) we have allowed and set off as her share in said 
Estate about Thirty six Rods of Land being part of the Home- 
stead bounded as follows Viz. begining by the Road at the South 
West corner of the Land we have sett off to the Widow, from 
thence to Run West by said Way Two Rods and Ten feet then 
North one degree West Thirteen Rods and Three fourths, then 
East Two Rods and ten feet, from thence to Run South one 
Degree East Thirteen Rods and three fourths to the bounds 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 7 I -i 

Vl / ° 

first mention'd by the Road — Also a peice of Land in the Pasture 
of the said deceas'd containing about One Acre bounded as 
follows Southerly and Westerly by Land of Richard Smith 
Northerly by Josiah Barker's Land Easterly by Joseph Swazy's 
Land. — 

To Mary a Daughter of the said Deceas'd (and Wife of Bile 
Gilman) we have allowed and set off for her share in said Estate 
a part of the Homestead containing about Thirty seven Rods 
bounded as follows Viz begining at the South West Corner of 
the Lot of Land we have set off to Elizabeth, from thence to Run 
West by the Road Two Rods and eleven feet, from thence to 
run North one degree West Thirteen Rods and three Quarters 
then East Two Rods and eleven feet, from thence to Run South 
One degree East to the Bounds first mention'd by the Road. — 

To Susanna a Daughter of the said Deceas'd (and Wife of 
William Bennet) we have allow'd and sett off for her share in 
said Estate the following Lands Viz a peice of the Homestead 
containing about Forty one Rods bounded as follows Viz begin- 
ing at the South West Corner of the Lot of Land we have set off 
to Mary for her share, from thence to Run West Two Rods and 
Thirteen feet by said Road, from thence to run North one 
degree West Thirteen Rods and Three fourths, from thence to 
run East Two Rods & Thirteen feet, from thence to run South 
one degree East to the Road and to the Bounds first mentioned 
— Also one fifth part of three Acres of the Pasture which belonged 
to the deceased laying on the westerly side of the Way that leads 
from Cap 4 John Gilman's Mills to King's falls, said Three Acres 
is bounded Easterly by said Way Southerly & Westerly by 
Land of Richard Smith Northerly by Land of Joseph Swazy. 

To Nathaniel a Son of the said deceased, we have allowed and 
sett off as his Share in said Estate a Lot of Land in the Home- 
stead bounded as follows Viz. begining at the South West corner 
of the Lot of Land we have set off to Susanna, from thence to run 
West Two Rods and seven feet, from thence to run North one 
degree West Thirteen Rods and three fourths, from thence to run 



7H NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

East Two Rods and seven feet, from thence to run South One de- 
gree East Thirteen Rods and three fourths to the Bounds first 
mentioned by the Road, with the Barn standing on said Prem- 
ises — Also one fifth part of about three Acres of the Pasture of 
the said Deceas'd laying on the westerly side of the Road that 
leads from Cap* John Gilman's Mills to King's falls said three 
Acres is bounded Easterly by said Way, Southerly and Westerly 
by Land of Richard Smith, northerly by Land of Joseph Swazy — 

To Deborah a Daughter of the said deceas'd (and Wife of 
Dudly Becket) we have allow'd and set off as her share in said 
Estate a Lot of Land in the Homestead bounded as follows Viz. 
begining at the South West Corner of the Lot we have set off to 
Nathaniel from thence to run West by the High Way about 
Three Rods and eight feet to that Lot of Land the Executrix 
sold to Robert Light from thence to run North Two degrees 
East binding on said Lot Thirteen. Rods and three Quarters 
from thence to run East Three Rods, from thence to Run South 
one degree East (binding on the Lot of Land we have set off to 
Nathaniel) to the High Way — also one fifth part of about 
Three Acres of Land in the Pasture of the said deceas'd, said 
Three Acres lays on the West side of the Way that leads from 
Cap* John Gilman's Mills to King's falls Road, and is bounded 
Easterly by said Way, Southerly and westerly by Land of Rich- 
ard Smith and Northerly by Land of Joseph Swazy. — 

The foregoing Divisions & Partitions we have made according 
to the best of our Judgments and Discretions, In Testimony 
whereof we have hereunto set our Hands this Tenth Day of 
May Anno Domini One Thousand seven Hundred and seventy. 

John Gilman 
Jon a Gilman 
Klip 1 Giddinge 

[Allowed Jan. 21, 1784.] Josiah Gilman Ter c 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 715 

STEPHEN LEAVITT 1749 STRATHAM 

In the Name of God Amen the first Day of June in the year 
of our Lord God one thousand seven Hundred and forty Nine 
I Stephen Leavit of Stratham in the Province of New Hampshir 
in New England Yeoman, being sick & weak in body * * * 

Imprimis I Give and bequeath unto Alice My beloved Wife 
all My household goods of all Sorts (Except my Desk) I also 
give her all My Provisions in My house, & my two swine, & 
so Much of My crop of corn that is Now growing as will serve 
to fat said swine & twelve bushels of Indian corn & two of Rie, 
besides, for her own use, And also I Give unto My said Wife 
five hundred Pounds in bills of credit old tenor to be paid her 
out of my Esteat by my Executor as I Shall hereafter Mention, 
Provided She Quits to my s d Executor all her Right of Dower 
& Power of thirds to all My Esteat both Real & Personall for- 
ever, I Give also unto my s d wife a good Mourning Gown & 
scarffe. 

Item I Give and devise unto my Brother Dudley Leavit of 
Salem his heirs and assigns forever, all My Right Esteat Interest 
& Property whether in Possession or Reverson of in & unto all 
my lands in s d Stratham with the buildings thereupon, given 
to Me by My Father Moses Leavit of Stratham afores d Esq r , 
& by my Mother Sarah Leavit deceased, by Deed of Gift bare- 
ing Date the twenty Seventh Day of May Anno Domini 1740 
in the 13 th year of his Majestys Reign Reference to s d Deed will 
fully appear, I also give unto my s d Brother Dudley all my 
Personal & Movable Esteat Except what I have given to my s d 
wife, & my wearing clothes he My s d Brother Paying the sev- 
eral Sums as followeth viz" to Alice my s d Wife five hundred 
Pounds in bills of credit as old tenor within two Months after 
my decease, and also Pay all my Debts and funural charges, 
And also Pay unto Leavit Hardee & Ammi Hardee the sons of 
Thomas Hardee of Bradford, one hundred Pounds Each in bills 



7l6 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

of credit old tenor or other Money Equal thereto within one 
year after my s d Fathers decease, which I give to them as a 
legacey, and also Pay unto my two sisters viz 11 Sarah Thirston 
& Love Chase one hundred Pounds in bills of credit old tenor to 
Each of them within one year after my s d Fathers Decease or in 
other Money Equal thereto, which I also give to them as a 
legacie, And also Pay unto Caleb Railings & Thomas Railings 
sons of Caleb Railings of s d Stratham fifty Pounds in bills of 
credit old tenor to Each of them, or other Money Equal thereto 
within two years after my s d Fathers decease, which I also give 
to them as a Legacie also Pay unto My two Sisters in law viz" 
Anne Parker thirty Pounds and to Martha Parker sixty Pounds 
in bills of credit old tenor or Money Equal thereto within two 
years after my s d Father decease, which I also give to them as 
a legacie, He my s d brother Dudley Nor his heirs is to come into 
the Possession of s d lands & buildings untill after My s d Fathers 
Decease. 

And Further My Will is and I do hereby constitute appoint 
make and ordain My brother the aboves d Dudley Leavitt My 
sole Executor to this My last Will and Testament and I do 
hereby utterly Disallow, Revoke and disannul all and every 
other former Testaments Wills & Legacies Requests & Executors 
by me in any ways before this time Named Willed & bequeathed 
Ratifiing and confirming this and No other to be my last Will 
and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand 
& Seal the Day & year above written. 

Signed Sealed Published Pro- Stephen Leavitt 

nounced & declared by the s d 
Stephen Leavit as his last Will 
& Testament in Presents of us 
the Subscribers 

William Moore 

James Leavitt 

Joshua Rawlings. 

[Proved June 28, 1749.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 7 I 7 

[Bond of Dudley Lcavitt of Salem, Mass., with George Veasey, 
Jr., and John Thurston, both of Stratham, yeoman, as sureties, 
in the sum of £2000, June 27, 1749, for the execution of the will; 
witnesses, Joseph Wiggin and James Leavitt.] 



JOHN CASWELL 1749 CHESTER 

[Mary Caswell, being aged, waives administration on the es- 
tate of her son, John Caswell of Chester, June 9, 1749, in favor 
of her son-in-law, Samuel Ayers; signed by Mary Caswell and 
Margaret Mills, heirs to the estate.] 

[Administration on the estate of John Caswell of Chester, 
weaver, granted to Samuel Ayers of Chester June 28, 1749.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 418.] 

[Bond of Samuel Ayers of Chester, housewright, with Robert 
Wallace of Londonderry, farmer, and Archibald Stark of Amos- 
keag as sureties, in the sum of £500, June 28, 1749, for the 
administration of the estate; witnesses, Noah Emery and Wil- 
liam Parker.] 

[Inventory, July 18, 1749; amount, £1456.9.0; signed by Wil- 
liam Wilson and Siivanus Smith.] 



JACOB SARGENT 1749 CHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of Jacob Sargent of Chester, 
yeoman, granted to Judith Sargent of Chester, widow, June 12, 
I749-] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 435.] 

[Bond of Judith Sargent of Chester, widow, with John Mc- 
Murphy of Londonderry and George Massey of Portsmouth, 
yeoman, as sureties, in the sum of £500, June 12, 1749, for the 
administration of the estate; witnesses, William Parker and 
Peter Coffin.] 



7l8 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory, Sept. 26, 1749; amoun 
Samuel Emerson and Silvanus Smith.] 



[Inventory, Sept. 26, 1749; amount, £2157.5.0; signed by 



NATHANIEL AUSTIN 1749 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Nathaniel Austin of Dover, 
yeoman, granted to Catherine Austin, widow, and Nathaniel 
Austin, yeoman, June 28, 1749.] 

iProbate Records, vol. 17, p. 418.] 

[Bond of- Catherine Austin, widow, and Nathaniel Austin, 
yeoman, with Joseph Austin and Thomas Tuttle, yeomen, as 
sureties, in the sum of £1000, June 28, 1749, for the adminis- 
tration of the estate; witnesses, William Parker and Noah 
Emery.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 13, 1749; amount, £4398.12.0; signed by 
Thomas Millett and Joseph Hanson.] 



RICHARD BEAN 1749 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of Richard Bean of Exeter, 
yeoman, granted to Jeremiah Bean of Exeter, yeoman, June 
28, 1749.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 417.] 

[Bond of Jeremiah Bean of Exeter, yeoman, with James Bean 
of Exeter, yeoman, and John Hoague of Portsmouth, butcher, as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, June 28, 1749, for the administra- 
tion of the estate; witnesses, William Parker and John Smith.] 

[Warrant, June 28, 1749, authorizing Theophilus Smith and 
Robert Light, both of Exeter, to appraise the estate of Richard 
Bean, administration of which is granted to his brother, Jere- 
miah Bean.l 



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NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 719. 



[Inventory, July 8, 1749; amount, £733.10.0; signed by 
Theophilus Smith and Robert Light.] 

JOHN ROBINSON 1749 EXETER 

In the Name of God Amen I John Robinson of Exeter in the 
Province of Newhampshire in New England Gentleman being in 
health of body * * * 

Item I Give to my Dearly beloved Wife Mehetabel Robinson 
the Improvement of one halfe of My Dwelling House Barn and 
Orchard, and of all my land lying in Exeter upon the Northerly 
Side of the way going to Hampton Town Known by the Name 
of my home place by estimation Fifty acres, be it more or less, 
as long as She Remains my Widow: I Likewise give her the Im- 
provement of all my Houshold Goods During her Natural life, 
and what Remains of them at her Decease I Give to my two 
Daughters Lidia Morison and Sarah Palmer. I Likewise Give 
her all my Stock of Cattle horses Sheep and Swine to be at her 
own Dispose, and the Silver Tankard 

Item I Give to my Son John Robinson besides what I have 
already given him Five Shillings New Tenor 

Item I Give to my Son Jonathan Robinson besides what I 
have already Given him Five Shillings New Tenor 

Item I Give to my Son Jeremiah Robinson besides what I 
have already Given him Five Shillings New Tenor. 

Item I Give and Devise to my Son Daniel Robinson his Heirs 
and assigns for ever the one halfe of my Dwelling house Barn and 
Orchard and of all my land lying in Exeter upon the Northerly 
Side of the way going to Hampton Town Known by the Name 
of my home place by estimation Fifty acres be it more or less im- 
mediately after my Decease And the other halfe of my Dwelling 
house Barn and orchard and the other halfe of my Fifty acres 
of land before mentioned after his mothers Decease or upon her 
marriage. I Likewise give him all my Utensils for Husbandry 
and all my money, Bills Bonds and Book Debts So far as Shall 
be necessary to Defray my Just Debts Funeral Charges and 



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Legacies and what Remains after they are Discharged, hemhall 
Return to his mother. I Likewise Give him my great Coat and 
my Tools. 

Item I Give to my Daughter Lidia Morison Fifty pounds in 
Bills of the old Tenor 

Item I Give to my Daughter Sarah Palmer Fifty pounds in 
Bills of the old Tenor. 

Item I Give to my Daughter Mary Follensbeys Children 
Fifty pounds in Bills of the old Tenor to be Equally Divided 
between them 

Item I Give to my Grandson Jonathan Cauley one hundred 
pounds in Bills of Credit of the old Tenor. And my Will is 
that all my Legacies Shall be paid within Twelve Months after 
my Decease. 

Item I Give to my Wife Mehetabel Robinson ail my estate 
not mentioned and disposed of in my Will. 

Finally my Will is and I do hereby appoint my Son Daniel 
Robinson Sole Executor to this my Last Will and Testament. 
Hereby Revoking, Disanulling, and making void all former Wills 
and Testaments by me heretofore made In Witness whereof I 
have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this Seventh Day of July 
Anno Domini One Thousand Seven hundred and Forty Nine. 

Signed, Sealed & Declared by John Robinson 

the Said John Robinson to be 
his Last Will and Testament in 
Presence of us 

Wood bridge Odlin 

John Dean 

Richard Smith Jur 

[Proved Aug. 22, 1755.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 22, 1755, authorizing Theophilus Smith and 
Josiah Robinson, both of Exeter, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 8, 1755; amount, £434.2.0; signed by Theo- 
philus Smith and Josiah Robinson.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 72 1 

RICHARD CUTT 1749 PORTSMOUTH 

[Bond of Lydia Cutt, widow, with Samuel Sherburne, mer- 
chant, and Samuel Waters, joiner, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, 
in the sum of £500, July 13, 1749, for the administration of the 
estate of Richard Cutt of Portsmouth, mariner; witnesses, John 
Reed and William Parker.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 24, 1749; amount, £471.5.2; signed by Job 
Langdon and George Marshall.] 

[License to the administratrix, March 26, 1756, to sell real 
estate.] 



fi 



JONAS ADDISON 1749 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of Jonas Addison of Exeter 
granted to Capt. John Light of Exeter July 21, 1749.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 438.] 

[Bond of Capt. John Light, 'with Theophilus Smith and 
Lieut. Robert Light as sureties, all of Exeter, in the sum of £100, 
July 21, 1749, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
John Rundlett and Satchwell Rundlett.] 



JAMES RUNDLETT 1749 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of James Rundlett of Exeter 
granted to his widow, Hannah Rundlett, and Theophilus Smith 
of Exeter July 21, 1749.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 438.] 

[Bond of Hannah Rundlett, widow, and Theophilus Smith, 
both of Exeter, with Satchwell Rundlett of Exeter, husbandman, 
and John Rundlett of Stratham, saddler, as sureties, in the sum 

46 



7 2 2 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

of £300, July 21, 1749, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, Robert Light and John Light.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 24, 1749; amount, £428.10.0; signed by 
Robert Light and John Light.] 

[Account of the settlement of the estate; receipts, £557.15.6; 
expenditures, £1540.5.11; allowed July 28, 1773; mentions 
"Supporting James Rundlet the Son of the Intestate from July 
9 th 1749, untill he was 7 years old, (June 10 th 1751)"; also 
"Supporting Olive Rundlet a Daughter of the Intestate from 
July 9 th 1749, untill 7 years old (Feb ry 8 th 1753.)."] 

[License to Hannah Rundlett, surviving administratrix, 
July 28, 1773, to sell real estate.] 



JOSEPH HANSON 1749 DOVER 

[Caveat, July 25, 1749, by Deliverance Hanson of Dover, 
widow, against granting administration on the estate of her 
husband, Joseph Hanson, to any other person.] 



JOSIAH BISHOP 1749 BOSCAWEN 

[Administration on the estate of Josiah Bishop of Contoocook 
granted to Enos Bishop of Contoocook, yeoman, July 26, 1749.] 

(Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 439.] 

[Bond of Enos Bishop of Contoocook, yeoman, with Benjamin 
Swett of Kingston, yeoman, and Edward Cate of Portsmouth, 
gentleman, as sureties, in the sum of £1000, July 26, 1749, for 
the administration of the estate; witnesses, Ichabod Thurston 
and William Parker.] 

[Inventory, July 20, 1749; amount, £846.15.0; signed by 
George Jackman and Joseph Eastman.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 723 

[Account of the settlement of the estate; receipts, £848.15.0; 
expenditures, £564.15.0; signed by Enos Bishop; allowed Nov. 
28, 1750.] 



MICHAEL JOHNSON 1749 HAVERHILL DIST. 

[Administration on the estate of Michael Johnson of Haver- 
hill District granted to John Johnson, Jr., of Haverhill District 
July 26, 1749.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 439.] 

[Bond of John Johnson, Jr., of Haverhill District, with John 
Johnson of Haverhill District and Ephraim Hazel ton of Chester, 
yeomen, as sureties, in the sum of £500, July 26, 1749, for the 
administration of the estate; witnesses, William Parker and 
Joseph Cotton.] 

[Inventory, signed by John Muzzey and Peter Eastman; 
amount, £2115.13.0; attested Oct. 24, 1749.] 



JOSEPH PHILBRICK 1749 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Philbrick of Exeter 
granted to Ichabod Thurston of Exeter, cordwainer, July 26, 
1 749-1 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 439.] 

[Bond of Ichabod Thurston, cordwainer, with Edward Colcord 
and Benjamin Philbrick, yeomen, as sureties, all of Exeter, in 
the sum of £500, July 26, 1749, for the administration of the 
estate; witness, Benjamin Swett.] 



ALEXANDER CAMPBELL 1749 AxMESBURY DIST. 

The Last Will and testament of Alexander Cammil of Alms- 
bary Destrict and Provence of New Hampshire in new England 
yeoman 



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Imprmas I Recomencl my Soul into the Hands of Almighty 
God who gave It me and my Body to the Earth to be Decently 
Buried at the Descression of my Executors hereafter named: 
and as touching Such worldly Estate wharewith it hath plesed 
God in this Life to Bless me I give Demise and Dispose thareof 
in manner and form folowing — 

first I give and Bequeath to my Dearly beloved wife Jeanit 
all my Housel Stuf And Household goods and one Cow to Diss- 
pose of as she Shall See fit I allso give my wife the Improvement 
of my homsteed duering her Life time 

Secondly I give and Beoueeath to my Beloved Son Anans 
Cammil the one half part of my homsteed: and allso one half 
part of my Right in Chester of a Lott of Land Lying their: and 
he Shall come into the posession of the one half part of my hom- 
steed at the Decese of his mother: and I also give him the one 
half part of my Stock together with one half of my personall 
Estate which I have not given to my wife as is above Specified — 
and it is my will and pleasure that my Son Anans Shall pay my 
Daughter Jean il the Sum of thirty pounds old tenor with in a 
yeare after his mother Decese — and it is my will and pleasure 
that my Son Anans allso pay my Daughter mary the Sum of 
twenty pounds old tenor within tow years after his mother 
Decese: and it is my will and pleasuer that he Shall pay one half 
of those juste Debts which in Dutey Right and Concience I 
owe to any persons: and allso to pay the one half part of the 
Carge of my funeral Expences 

thirdly I give and Bequeeath to my Beloved Son Robard 
Cammil the other half part of my homsteed : and allso the other 
half part of my Lott of Land Lying in Chester: and he Shall 
come into the posession of the on half part of my homsteed at 
the Decese of his mother: and I allso give him the otheir half of 
my personall Estate which I have not given to my wife as is 
above Specified And it is my will and pleasuer that my Son 
Robard Shall pay my Daughter Lydia the Sum of thirty 
pounds old tenor with in a year after his mother Decese: and it is 
my will and pleasure that my Son Robard allso pay my Daugh- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 725 

ter mary the Sum of twenty pounds old tenor within tow years 
After his mother Decese: and it is my will and pleasuer that he 
Shall pay one half of those Juste Debts which in Dutey Right 
and Concience I owe to any persons: and allso to pay the one 
half part of the Carge of my funeral Expences — 

Lastly I Consteute ordain and appoint my Sons Anans 
Cammil and Robard Cammil to be the Sole Executors of this 
my Last will And testament and I Do hereby uterly Revocke 
Disanul and Disalow all formor wills testaments Legasies and 
Executors heretofore named or made Ratinfig and Confirming 
this and no other to be my Last will and testament. In Witness 
whareof : and in testimoney to all above writen I the Said Alax- 
ander Cammil have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this Eight 
Day of August anno Domi 1749 and in the twenty Second year 
of his majes ts Reign — his 

Signed Sealed Published pro- Alexander X Cammil 

nounced and Declared by the mark 

Said Alaxander Cammil to be 
his Last will & testament — 

Jonathan Carleton 

Ebenezer Noyes 

Thomas Johnson 

[Proved Aug. 30, 1749.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 30, 1749, authorizing Thomas Johnson and 
Jonathan Carleton, both of Amesbury District, yeomen, to 
appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 29, 1749/50; amount, £1429.8.0; signed by 
Thomas Johnson and Jonathan Carleton.] 



JOB CLEMENTS 1749 DOVER 

In the Name of GOD, Amen, the fourteenth Day of August 
Anno Domini one thousand Seven Hundred & forty nine, I Job 
Clements of Dover In the Province of New Hampshire In New 
England Gentleman Being very Sick & weak in Body * * * 



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Imprimis I Give & Bequeath to my well beloved Son Samuel 
Clements His Hers & assigns forever a Certain Tract or Parcel 
of Land Containing by Estimation one Hundred & Eight Acres 
be it more or Less S d Land Lying & being within the Parish of 
Sum'ersworth In y e Province aforesd It being y c Same Tract of 
Land on which He the S d Samuel Clements now Lives together 
with all y e Right Title & Interest that I have or any ways ought 
to have to any Lands Lying & Being within y e Parish of Sum- 
'ersworth aforesd — 

I also Give & bequeath unto my Son Samuel Clements afores d 
His Heirs & assigns forever y e one half of my First & second 
Division Lands In y e Township of Rochester, as also y e one 
Half of my Comon & Undivided Lands In S d Town 

Item, I Give & Bequeath to my well beloved Son Job Clements 
His Heirs & Assigns forever all my Homestead Lands whereon 
I now Live Containing by Estimation one hundred & three acres 
be it more or Less together with my Dwelling House Barn 
orchards & all things thereon Standing or Being I also give & 
bequeath unto my Son Job Clements aforsd twenty acres of 
Land Lying & Being within the first Parish In y e Township 
of Dover which Land was Granted to my Hon d Father Job 
Clements by the Town of Dover & was Laid out to me as by 
the Return of y e S d Land on Record may further appear as also 
one whole Share of Land In the Township of Dover Com'only 
called the Com'on Rights yet to be Laid out — I also give & 
Bequeath to my Son Job Clements his Heirs & assigns forever 
the one half of my first & Second Division Lands In the Town- 
ship of Rochester as also the one half of all my Com'on & 
Undivided Lands In S d Town 

Item — I Likewise Constitute make & ordain my son Samuel 
Clements to be my Sole Executor of this my Last Will & Testa- 
ment — And I Do Hereby utterly Disallow Revoke & disannul 
All & Every other Former Testaments Wills Legacies & Bequests 
& Executors by me In any ways before Named Willed & be- 
queathed Ratifying & Confirming this & no other to be my 
Last Will & Testament 



f NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 727 

i 

In Witness whereof I have Hereunto Set my Hand & Seal the 
Day & Year above written 

Signed Sealed Published Pro- Job Clements 

nounced & Declared by the S d 
Job Clements as his Last will 
& Testament In the Presence 
of Us the Subscribers 

John Waldron 

Amos Main 

Love Bruster her X Mark 

Elizabeth Bruster her X mark 

[Proved Feb. 26, 1752.] 

[Bond of Samuel Clements of Somersworth, yeoman, with 
John Waldron and Job Clements, both of Dover, yeomen, as 
sureties, in the sum of £1000, Feb. 26, 1752, for the execution 
of the will; witnesses, William Parker and Jonathan Blanchard.] 



THOMAS HORNER 1749 LONDONDERRY 

In the name of God Amen I Thomas Horner of Londonderry 
within the Province of new Hampshire in new England yeoman 
Being Sick and weak of Body * * * 

Item my will is and I Give and Bequeath to my Beloved wife 
Margaret Horner the Benefit and Income of my Estate at 
Masabesek Pond So Called Dureing her naturall Life and at 
her Death to be and Remain wholy to my Beloved Son John 
Horner and Likewise my Beloved wife to Enjoy all my Personall 
Estate after Debts and ffunerall Charges and administeration 
Charges is paid, and at her Death after Doctors & ffunerall 
Charges is paid all the Remaining part of my Personall Estate 
to Return to my Beloved Son John Honer. 

Item my will is and I do give and Bequeath the whole of my 
Estate Real and Personall to my Beloved Son John Honer at 
my wifes Deceease and to his Heirs & assigns for Ever as afore- 
said namely my Estate at Massabecek pond So Called he pay- 



728 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

ing to my Beloved Son Mathew Ramesy or his wife or their 
Heirs &c the Sum of one Hundred and twenty Pounds old tenor 
and to my Beloved Doughter Elizabeth Honer the Same Sum 
of one Hundred & twenty Pounds old tenor, and to my Beloved 
Doughter Jean Horner the Sum of one Hundred Pounds old 
tenor when She arives to the age of Eighteen years, the afore- 
said Sums mentioned to my Son Mathew Ramsey &c to be paid 
in the Space of one full year after my Decease Including what 
money he at present owes me, as also to my Doughter Elizabeth 
the Sum aforesaid in nine months time after my Decease 

Item my Will is and I do Give and Bequeath to my Beloved 
Son Mathew Ramsey or his wife. or his Heirs &c the Sum of 
one Hundred & twenty Pounds old tenor as above to be paid 
by my Son John Horner as above mentioned and at the time 
afores d . 

Item my will is and I do Give and Bequeath to my Beloved 
Doughter Elizabeth Horner the Sum of one Hundred & twenty 
Pounds old tenor as above to be paid by my Son John Horner 
as above mentioned and at the time aforesaid. 

Item my will is and I do give and Bequeath to my Beloved 
Son James Horner and to his Heirs and assigns for Ever Eighty 
acres of Land that lies in Chester which I Purchased of John 
Tufts. 

Item My Will is and I do Give to my Beloved Doughter Jean 
Honer the Sum of one Hundred Pounds old tenor as aforesaid 
to be paid by my Son John Horner when She arives to the age 
of Eighteen years as before mentioned. 

Item I allow and my Will is that my aforesaid Son James 
Horner and my Doughter Jean Horner be Dutifull to ther 
Honoured mother aforesaid and to live and abide with her untill 
they Come of age, if Providence order that She Should live So 
long. 

Item my will is and I do allow and order my apprentice Alexan- 
der macneall and my apprentice Elles Hides to Serve their time 
too and with my Beloved wife Margaret Horner and in Case of 
her Death before their time of apprentiship be out or Expired 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 729 

then to Serve the Remaining part of their time with my Son John 
Horner, and do nominate and appoint my Beloved Son John 
Horner Executor to this my last will and Testament, and do 
hereby utterly Disalowe all other Testaments wills and Be- 
queaths by me heretofore named willed and Bequeathed Ratify- 
ing Confirming and allowing this and no other to be my last 
will and Testiment In Wittness whereof I have hereunto Sett 
my Hand and Seal this Eighteenth Day of august in the twenty 
third year of his Maj tC8 Reign, anno Dom: one thousand Seven 
Hundred and ffourty nine. 

Signed Sealed Published Pro- Tho 9 Horner 

nounced and Declared by me 
Thomas Horner to be my last 
will and Testament in Presence 
of these Wittnesses 

William Litch 

John M c Neill 

John Macmurphy 

[Proved Feb. 27, 1 750/1.] 

[Inventory; amount, £2114.6.6; signed by Alexander Kelly 
and Robert McCurdy; attested May 25, 1752.] 



MARY WILSON 1749 GREENLAND 

[Bond of Henry Deering of Boston, Mass., with Theodore 
Atkinson of Portsmouth as surety, in the sum of £2000, Aug. 30, 
1749, for the guardianship of Mary Wilson of Greenland, insane; 
not signed or witnessed.] 



BENJAMIN GREEN 1749 HAMPTON FALLS 

In the Name of God amen the Eleventh day of September 
anno Domini Seventeen hundred and forty nine I Benjamin 
Green of Hampton falls in the Province of New Hamps r in New 
England Husbandman Being Aged and Infirm * * * 



73° NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my well beloved wife Elizabeth 
the One half of all my Lands Upland & Marsh (Excepting part 
of a Lot of Land which I bought of Elisha Smith) also the East- 
erly half of my Dwelling house and one third of my Barn and 
one half of my Stock of Creatures to be hers during the time that 
she shall Remain my Widow But in Case she should Marry 
Again then she is to have One third part of all my Lands & 
Marsh (Excepting what I Bought of Elisha Smith) and the East- 
erly half of my Dwelling House to Improve During her Natural 
Life: I also Give her all my Houshold Stuff And Moveables 
within doors (Excepting One feather bed which I have Given 
to my Daughter Mary) for her to Dispose of Among my Daugh- 
ters as she shall see fit 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son Jonathan Green to him 
his heirs and Assigns all my Lands Upland & Marsh and my 
Buildings and Stock of Creatures And Husbandry Tools Ex- 
cepting what I have before Given my wife Also what I have 
Given my wife is to go to my Said Son Jonathan his heirs And 
Assigns After the time that she is to have the improvement 
thereof 

Item I Give And Bequeath to my Daughter Hannah Tilton 
twenty Pounds Bills of Credit old Tenor Or Stock of Creatures 
Equal to what is now twenty Pounds old Tenor to be paid in 
four Years after my Decease by my Executor hereafter named 

Item I Give And Bequeath to my Daughter Esther Melcher 
twenty five Pounds Bills of Credit old Tenor or Stock of Crea- 
tures Equal to twenty five Pounds old Tenor to be paid within 
four Years after my Decease by my Executor hereafter named 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth Green 
twenty Pounds Bills of Credit old Tenor or Stock of Creatures 
Equal to what is now twenty Pounds old Tenor to be paid in 
four Years After my Decease by my Executor hereafternamed 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Sanborn 
twenty Pounds Bills of Credit old Tenor or Stock of Creatures 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 731 

Equal to what is now twenty Pounds old Tenor to be paid 
within four Years after my Decease by my Executor hereafter 
Named 

Item I Give And Bequeath to my Daughter Mary Green 
Eighty Pounds Bills of Credit old Tenor Or Stock of Creatures 
Equivolent to Eighty Pounds old tenor forty Pounds thereof to 
be paid at the time of her Marriage And forty Pounds thereof 
within One year after my decease by my Executor hereafter- 
named. I also Give my Said Daughter One feather Bed And 
Beding And all the things which I have Provided for her which 
Are now in my house 

Item I Give And Bequeath to my Son Jonathan Green My 
Wearing Apparel! And whatsoever of Right belongs to me 
whether Real or personal not before Disposed of I Give to my 
Said Son Jonathan 

Lastly My will is that My Son Jonathan Green be Sole Ex- 
ecutor to this my Last will & Testament. And I Do hereby 
Revoke & make Void all & Every Will or Wills Testament or 
Testaments by me at Any time heretofore made In Witness 
Whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal the Day of the 
Date above written 

Signed Sealed Pronounced & Benjamin Green 

Declared by the Said Benjamin 
Green to be his Last Will & 
Testament In presence of 

Joseph Pearkins 

obadiah worth 

John Hoyt 

[Proved Dec. 27, 1749.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 27, 1749, authorizing Jonathan Fifield and 
Jonathan Gove, both of Hampton Falls, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by Jonathan Fifield and Jonathan Gove; 
amount, £6186.6.0; attested Feb. 27, 1 749/50-1 



73 2 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

JUDITH GILMAN 1749 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of Judith Gilman of Exeter, 
widow, granted to Peter Coffin of Kingston, elerk, and Josiah 
Gilman of Exeter, physician, Sept. 27, 1749.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 450.] 

[Bond of Peter Coffin of Kingston, clerk, and Josiah Gilman 
of Exeter, physician, with John McMurphy of Londonderry and 
Eleazer Russell of Portsmouth as sureties, in the sum of £1000, 
Sept. 27, 1749, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
William Parker and William Rindge.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 22, 1749; amount, £503.3.3; signed by Ben- 
jamin Thing and Theophilus Smith.] 



SARAH PLAISTED 1749 PORTSMOUTH 

[Bond of Daniel Rogers of Portsmouth, apothecary, with 
Hunking Wentworth of Portsmouth and Nicholas Perryman of 
Exeter as sureties, in the sum of £500, Sept. 27, 1749, for the 
administration of the estate of his mother, Sarah Rogers (Plais- 
ted) ; witnesses, William Parker and William Rindge.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 27, 1749, authorizing Eleazer Russell and 
Samuel Hart, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate of 
Sarah Plaisted of Portsmouth, widow.] 

[Inventory, signed by Samuel Hart and Eleazer Russell; 
amount, £839.12.8; attested Jan. 31, 1749/50.] 

[Account of the settlement of the estate; receipts, £1006.4.8; 
expenditures, £1010.4.7; allowed Jan. 26, 1763.] 



WILLIAM KNIPE 1749 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen — 

The Last Will & Testament of William Knipe of Porstmouth 
in New England in the Province of New Hampshire Sailor 
belonging to His Majesty 8 Ship America Henry Barnslee Com- 
mander, being now on a Sick Bed * * * 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 733 

Vi 
3 d — I Give to Doctor Robert Ratsey all my Waidges all my 

Prize money Pcntion money Ticketts Short allowence money, 

as also all my Lands Tenements wheresoever they be, due or 

found and Said Prize money Petition money Ticketts Short 

allowance money to be Paid to the aforesaid Doctor Robert 

Ratsey now belonging to the Ship America Henry Barnslee 

Commander afores d — 

I appoint my good Friend Doctor Robert Ratsey to be my 
Sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament In Testi- 
money of all before Written I have hereunto Set my hand and 
Seal this 5 th Day of October in the 23 d year of his majesty 9 
Reign Annoque Domini 1749 — 

Signed Sealed and Deleivered William Knipe 

in Presence of us — 

John Watson 

Mary Dinelle 

John Maurice 

P. S. After y e said M r Robert Ratsey has fully repaid him- 
self for y e Expences upon my account, to return y e residue of 
my Goods: Lands & Tenements, to my well beloved Friend 
Robert Glaster Living at Whitehaven, Cumberland, Black- 
smith of y e said Town. 

[Proved Nov. 3, 1749.] 



TRUEWORTHY DUDLEY 1749 EXETER 

[Bond of Hannah Dudley, widow, with John Gilman, gentle- 
man, and Matthias Towle, tanner, as sureties, all of Exeter, in 
the sum of £1000, Oct. 16, 1749, for the administration of the 
estate of Trueworthy Dudley of Exeter; witnesses, Henry Mar- 
shall and Benjamin Connor.] 

[Administration granted to Hannah Dudley of Exeter, widow, 
Oct. 25, 1749.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 458.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 12, 1749/50; amount, £3300.5.0; signed by 
Henry Marshall and Benjamin Connor.] 



734 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Additional inventory, July u, 1750; amount, £74.0.0; signed 
by Henry Marshall and Benjamin Connor.] 

[License to the administratrix, April 19, 1751, to sell real 
estate.] 

[Warrant, May 23, 1751, authorizing John Lord, John Odlin, 
Benjamin Connor, John Purmort, all of Exeter, and Richard 
Meloon of Newmarket to set off the widow's dower.] 

Province of \ By Vertue of the authority given to us the 

New Hamp r / subscribers by the Honor a Andrew Wiggin 
Esq r Judge of Probate of Wills for the Prov e affore Said to be 
a Committe to Set off to Hannah Dudley Widdow Relict of 
Treworthy Dudley late of Exeter Gent" Deac d Intestate her 
Right of dower of and in the Reall Estate of the Said Intestate 
to us Shewn by her the said Hannah administratrix to the said 
Estate 

And agreable to Said Instructions We have set off to the Said 
Widow her Dower ass followeth one Peice of Land in the home 
Lot With Part of the House orchard and all the little barn 
Standing theiron and is bounded as followeth begining at the 
North East Corner of Said land by the high Way adjoining to 
M rs Mary Gil mans Garden and from thence to run South 5 D e 
West by the Way three rod and 15 feet to a stake standing 
opposite to the middle of the front door and then to run west 
through the house till Comes to the new part of Said house and 
then to run northerly ass the old house stand ten feet to the 
North of Said house and then runs west 22 feet and then runs 
South four rod to a Stake and then to run on a strait line West- 
erly to a stake Standing four rod & six feet South 3 d c w* from 
the North West Corner of said Land and then to run north 3 D e 
E l four rod and Six feet to mr s mary Gilman land and then to 
run Easterly s d Gilmans Land to the first bounds 

and Eight acres of Pasture land being that Part of Pature 
that Cap Dudley bought of Nath 11 Libbee and is bounded as 
followeth beginning at a stone standing on the south side of the 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 735 

way that goes to Epping Mark 1 L: L: B: it being the nor west 
Corner of John beards land and from thence to run South Eighty 
two Deg s & \ west to the little River and then runs on said 
river north westerly thirteen rods to the Land formerly Nath" 
Webstors Dec d and from thence riming Northerly on the land 
formerly said Webstors till it Comes to the afore Said Way and 
then runs South Easterly on said way thirty rods to the first 
bounds and Like wise we set off to said Widdow Nine acres of 
Meadow & upland at a place Cah 1 the great meadow and is 
bounded as follows begining at a stake Standing Eight rod 
South 76 D e East from the brook that Runs through s d meadow 
on the line betwen Cap 1 John Gilmans meadow and the meadow 
of Cap Treworthy Dudley Dec 1 and then runs South 24 D c west 
till it Comes to Cap* John Gilman Ju r Land and then to run 
North westerly the Whole bradth of Said Land to the Extent 
of said Dudleys Land as by a Deed from Cap fc John Gilman Ju r 
may more fully appear 

and we alow the owners of the house to have Eq 11 righ to the 
Stairs into the chambers & garrets and that their be one years 
Liberty to move the Largest barn off of the Widows Dower if 
the ownes see Cause 

Given under our hands at Exeter this third day of June 1751 

John Lord ] 

JohnOdlinJu r I 
B Connor [ Commt ec 

John Purmort J 

[Allowed June 4, 1751-] 

[List of claims against the estate June 2, 1751 ; amount, 
£6091.0.7; signed by Theophilus Smith and Robert Light.] 

[Account of the settlement of the estate; receipts, £2547.8.0; 
expenditures, £720.1.10; allowed May 29, 1752.] 

[Division to creditors; claims, £6091.0.7; amount divided, 
£1827.6.2; allowed July 29, 1752.] 



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JOHN ALMARY 1749 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Alniary of Portsmouth, 
manner, granted to Love Almary of Portsmouth, widow, Oct. 
25, 1 749-] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 458.] 

[Bond of Love Almary, widow, with Clement Jackson and 
John Shackford, gentleman, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in 
the sum of £500, Oct. 25, 1749, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, William Parker and William Rindgc] 

[Warrant, Oct. 25, 1749, authorizing George Marshall and 
Samuel Waters, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate of 
John Almary, administration of which is granted to his widow, 
Love Almary.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 3, 1749; amount, £231.2.0; signed by George 
Marshall and Samuel Waters.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 17, 1750, authorizing Samuel Hart and William 
King, both of Portsmouth, to receive claims against the estate.] 

[Account of the settlement of the estate; receipts, £256.2.0; 
expenditures, £341.2.0; allowed March 27, 1751; mentions 
11 Maintaining So many of the Children of the Intestate under 
7 years of Age as makes in the whole 397 Weeks for one. " 



REBECCA CLOUGH 1749 KINGSTON 

[Bond of Elijah Clough, with John Webster and Joseph Bean 
as sureties, all of Kingston, yeomen, in the sum of £500, Oct. 
25, 1749, for the administration of the estate of Rebecca Clough 
of Kingston, widow; witnesses, William Parker and Flunking 
Went worth.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 27, 1749; amount, £304.5.3; signed by John 
Webster and Joseph Bean.] 












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SIMON FOGG 1749 HAMPTON FALLS 

[Administration on the estate of Simon Fogg of Hampton 
Falls, cordwainer, granted to Lydia Fogg and Ebenezer Fogg, 
cordwainer, both of Hampton Falls, Oct. 25, 1749.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 454.] 

[Bond of Lydia Fogg, widow, and Ebenezer Fogg, son, ccrd- 
wainer, with Samuel Shaw, cordwainer, and Nathaniel Gove, 
yeoman, as sureties, all of Hampton Falls, in the sum of £500, 
Oct. 25, 1749, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
William Parker and William Rindge.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 25, 1749, authorizing Jonathan Fifield and 
Jonathan Gove, both of Hampton Falls, yeomen, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by Jonathan Fifield and Jonathan Gove; 
amount, £1431.2.0; attested Dec. 26, 1749.] 

[Petition of the administrators, Jan. 29, 1749/50, for license 
to sell real estate.] 

[License to the administrators, Jan. 31, 1749/50, to sell real 
estate.] 



JOSEPH HEATH 1749 HAVERHILL DIST. 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Heath of Haverhill 
District granted to Joseph Heath of Haverhill District, yeoman, 
Oct. 25, 1749.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 458.] 

[Bond of Joseph Heath, yeoman, with Thomas Follansbee, 
gentleman, and Samuel Heath, yeoman, as sureties, all of 
Haverhill District, in the sum of £500, Oct. 25, 1749, for the 
administration of the estate.] 

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[Warrant, Oct. 25, 1749, authorizing Daniel Little and Richard 
Hazzen, gentleman, both of Haverhill District, to appraise the 
estate of Joseph Heath, administration of which is granted to 
his son, Joseph Heath.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 23, 1749/50; signed by Daniel Little and 
Richard Hazzen; amount, £1006.15.3.] 

[Citation to the administrator, Dec. 12, 1750, to appear and 
settle his account; memorandum, "Nicholas White Esq r , Cap* 
James White, Cap* Thomas Wallinford, Lieu 1 Thomas Hail, 
Jonathan Gilman, all of Plaistow To Divide the Estate of Jn° 
Stevens Dec d widow Sarah Widow now Married 7 Children 
Peter Eldest son."] 



JOHN STEVENS 1749 HAVERHILL DIST. 

[Administration on the estate of John Stevens of Haverhill 
District granted to Peter Stevens of Haverhill District Oct. 25, 
I749-] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 458.] 

[Bond of Peter Stevens of Haverhill District, with Thomas 
Follansbee of Haverhill District and Jeremiah Bean of Exeter, 
joiner, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Oct. 24, 1749, for the 
administration of the estate; witnesses, Nicholas Wiggin and 
Samuel Clark.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 24, 1749, authorizing Daniel Little and Richard 
Hazzen, both of Haverhill District, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory of the estate of John Stevens, bricklayer, Feb. 23, 
1749/50; amount, £458.18.0; signed by Daniel Little and Rich- 
ard Hazzen.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 26, 1750, authorizing Nicholas White, Thomas 
Follansbee, gentleman, James W^hite, gentleman, Thomas Hale, 
gentleman, and Jonathan Kimball, yeoman, to report on the 
advisability of dividing the estate among the widow and seven 
children.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE. WILLS 739 

Province of ) Wheras Nicholas white Esq r Thomas 

New hampshir / follansbe Gent James white Gent Thomas 
Hale Gent Jonathan kimball ycman all of plastow in Said 
province are apointed a committe to view the real Estate of John 
Stevens Deceased we The Said Thomas follansbe Thomas Hale 
Jonathan kimbal have vewed Said Estate and find it cannot 
be devide without Spoiling the whol by vartue of a warrant 
from the Judge of the probate of wills and for Said province we 
the Said Thomas follansbe Thomas Hale and Jonathan kimbal 
have Set of to Sarah the widow of the Said John Stevens Decesed 
on third part of the Lands of the Said John Stevens for quantity 
and quality begining at a Stake an Stons by a highway Thence 
Runing Southesterly forty four Rods to a Stake an Stons thence 
Runing Southweserly by Moses Stevensis land nine Rods to a 
Stake and Stons Thence Norweserly about forty four rods to a 
stake and stons by a highway thence northesterly nine rods To 
the bounds first mentioned we have all So Set of To Sarah the 
widow of the Said John Stevens Dcesed on third of the house 
being the back rum belonging to Said hous where the fier place 
is and all So The Littel rum in Said hous at the west end of The 
hous where the fire place is we all So Set of to Sarah the widow 
of the Said John Stevens Decesed on Third part of the barn 
being the west end of the barn we have all So apprized the 
Remaining two thirds of Said Lands being abot ten acers with 
y e remaining Two thirds of Said buldings at on hundred and 
Eaighty four pounds old tener 

Dated in Plastow in Said province May y e 23 1751 

Thomas follansbe ] 
Thomas Hale } A Committe 

Jonathan Kimbel J 

[Account of the settlement of the estate; receipts, £75.18.0; 
expenditures, £162.14.6; allowed May 29, 1751 ; mentions Sarah 
Tucker, mother of the administrator.] 

[Bond of Peter Stevens of Plaistow, yeoman, with Thomas 
Follansbee of Plaistow, gentleman, as surety, in the sum of £200, 



74° NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

May 29, 1 75 1, to pay their respective shares to his brothers and 
sisters, Ephraim Stevens, Enoch Stevens, Sarah Stevens, Hannah 
Stevens, Abigail Stevens, and Deborah Stevens; witnesses, 
William Parker and William Rindge.] 

the age of the Children of John Stevens of Haverhill Deceased 
peter Stevens: 13 years 
Ephraim Stevens: 11 : years and: 6: month 
Enoch Stevens. 9: year &: 6 month 
Sarah Stevens 7 years &: 6 month 
Hannah Stevens 5 : years 4 month & 22 : days 
Abigail Stevens: 2 years &: 7 month & 7 days 
Deborah Stevens 14 days 

this is to be understood to be the age of the Children at the 
Decase of thare father 



JAMES PINKHAM 1749 DOVER 

In the Name of God Amen The Twenty Sixth Day of October 
Anno Domini one Thousand Seven Hundred & forty Nine, I 
James Pinkum of Dover in y e Province of New-Hampshire in 
New-England Husbandman being Exercised with Bodily Pains 
& Infirmities * * * 

Imprimis, I Give to my Beloved Wife Elisabeth Pinkum The 
free use & Improvement of y e one Third Part of my Land, & y c 
one Third Part of all my Buildings Standing upon s d Land, 
During her natural Life, as is by Law Established. I also give 
to my S d Wife, to her own Disposal, all my live Stock of Cattle, 
Sheep & Swine, Excepting one Cow, which I have herein given 
to my Son Jonathan Pinkum, & also I, give to my S d Wife my 
Rideing Horse & all my Corn now in y e House in which my Son 
James Pinkum now lives. And also all my Household Goods, 
Beds & Beding to her own Disposal. 

Item, I Give to my Son James Pinkum his Heirs & Assigns 
for ever, all my Homestead Land where he now lives, be y e 



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Same more or less & y e Dwelling House & Barn & all other 
Buildings & the orchards Standing & Being upon y e S d Land. 
And also an other Parcel of Land, Containing about Ten Acres, 
be y e Same more or less, Adjoyning to my Brother Solomon 
Pinkhum's Homestead Land on Two Sides, & To Abraham 
Clark's Homestead Land on one Side, & to Land now in Pos- 
session of Joseph Daniel on y e other Side, & also Ten Acres of 
Land, being Part of my Common Right, to be laid out in Dover 
Commons. 

Item I Give to my Son Jonathan Pinkum, his Heirs and 
Assigns for ever, all my Homestead Land where I now Live, 
being about fifty Acres, more or less, being all my Land on y e 
Northerly Side of y e Mast Way, So Called, which leads along 
by my Dwelling House, and also my S d Dwelling House & Barn, 
Orchards, & all y e Bildings upon the S d Land; And also all my 
Land on y c Southerly Side of y e S d Mast Way, Lying oppisite 
to my S d Dwelling House, being about four Acres, be y e Same 
more or less, and Also Twenty Acres of Land, being Part of my 
S d Common Right, & is to be laid out in S d Dover Commons. 
And also Two Loads of good English Hay well Cured or made 
& Delivered, to him my S d Son Jonathan, or his order, by my 
S d Son James, Yearly & every Year at Hay Harvest, & at S d 
Jeams's Home Place, During y e Term of Six Years, next after 
my Decease, I also Give to my S d Son Jonathan one good Cow. 

Item, I Give unto my five Daughters, Namely Urcilla Jones, 
Mary Eaton, Lois Torr, Hannah Eaton, & Sarah Pinkum Thirty 
Pounds, old Tenor, apiece, or Thirty Pounds to Each of them; 
To be Paid to them or thier Heirs, by my S d Executor within 
y e Term of one Year after my Decease. 

And I do hereby Constitute make & Ordain my S d Son James 
Pinkum to be my Sole Executor of this my last Will & Testa- 
ment; And do also hereby utterly Disallow Revoke & Disannul 
all & every other former Testament Wills Legacies & Bequests 
& Executors by me in any wayes before Named Willed & Be- 
queathed, Ratifying & Confirming this & no other to be my 



74 2 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

last Will & Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto 
Set my Hand & Seal y c Day & Year first above written, 

Signed Sealed Pronounced & His 

Declared by y e S d James Pinkum James X Pinkum 

to be his last Will & Testament, Mark 

In Presence of us. 

Jon a Cushing 

John Wood 

John Ham 

[Proved April 25, 1750.] 

[Inventory, May 22, 1750; amount, £6130.0.0; signed by 
Thomas Davis and John Ham, Jr.] 



THOMAS DOWNS 1749 SOMERSWORTH 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas Downs of Somers- 
worth, yeoman, granted to Samuel Wentworth, Charles Baker, 
and Amos Howard, all of Somersworth, Nov. 29, 1749.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 467.] 

[Bond of Samuel Wentworth, Charles Baker, and Amos 
Howard, all of Somersworth, yeomen, with Thomas Millett and 
Gershom Wentworth, both of Dover, as sureties, in the sum of 
£1000, Nov. 29, 1749, f° r the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, William Parker and William Rindge.] 

[Inventory, December, 1749; amount, £7450.11.6; signed by 
Thomas Wallingford and John Wentworth.] 

[Account of the settlement of the estate; receipts, £1682.1.6; 
expenditures, £774.18.6; allowed Oct. 31, 1750.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 23, 1750, authorizing Walter Bryent of New- 
market, gentleman, Love Roberts, gentleman, Philip Stackpole, 
Moses Stevens, and Samuel Randall, all of Somersworth, yeo- 
men, to divide the estate.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 743 

[Guardianship of Martha Downs, Thomas Downs, Joshua 
Downs, and Paul Downs, minors, granted to their father, 
Thomas Downs of Berwick, Me., Dec. 26, 1750, they being his 
children by his "Late wife one of the Daughters of Thomas 
Downs."] 

[Bond of Thomas Downs of Berwick, Me., yeoman, with 
Charles Baker of Somersworth, yeoman, and Cyprian Jeffrey 
of Portsmouth, shopkeeper, as sureties, in the sum of £1000, 
Nov. 28, 1750, for the guardianship of his children; witnesses, 
Tobias Lear, Jr., and William Parker.] 

Province of 1 Summersworth feb y y e 22 d 1 750/1 pursuant 

Newhamp r J to an order from the Honnorable Andrew wig- 
gin Esq r Judge of y e probates of wills &c for said province De- 
rected to us the subscribers nominating and apointing us a 
Committee to Divide the Real Estate of thomas Downs Late 
of Said Summersworth Deceased Intestate to and among his 
Children or those that Legally Represent them that are Dead 
accordingly 

first we have Sett off to the heirs of Samuel Dam Deceased 
and mary his wife in her Right a Certain tract of Land at a 
place known by y e name of Black watter which tract is numbered 
two in the plan on the other side of this sheet of paper Refarance 
to y e Said plan being had Borth for this and every other Shire 
hereafter to be mentioned as also a tract of Land in that farm 
whereon Samuel wintworth now Lives which tract is numbered 
one in the afore Sited plan as also four Days in one month or 
two thirds of Said Downs his former Right in the Saw mill now 
Standing on Samon falls River — 

Secondly we have Sett off to the Heirs of Daniel Ham and 
Sary his wife in her Right a Certain tract of Land Comonly 
Called by y e name of Black watter which is numbered three in 
Said plan — 

thirdly we have Sett off to y e heirs of John Garland and 



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Elizabeth his wife in her Right all that tract of Land & mash 
at fresh Creek numbered in Said plan four — 

fourthly we have Sett off to the heirs of Benjamin Herd and 
Annah his Late wife in her Right all that tract of Land in the 
home place numbered five in the within plan as also one third 
part of one Second Division in Rochester in S a province with 
one third part of all the Comon & undivided Land belonging 
to one whole Right in Said Rochester with one third part of 
one Eight of that mill which part belongs to s d Downs Standing 
on Samon falls River — 

fiftly we have sett off to the heirs of thomas Downs and mercy 
his wife in her Right all that tract of Land in the home place 
numbered Six in the within plan with one half of y e great Barn 
on y c home place it being the East End thereof 

Sixthly we have Sett off to Samuel wintworth & patience his 
wife in her Right all that tract of Land in the farm where s d 
wintworth now Lives which tract is numbered Seven in Said 
plan with one third part of the phue in s d Summersworth meet- 
ing house — 

Seventhly we have Sett off to Charles Baker & Love his wife 
in her Right all the new house on the home place and the west 
End of y e new Barn it being one half thereof with all that Land 
in the home place that is numbered Eight in Said plan with one 
third of y e phue in y e meeting house belonging to said farm — 

Eightly we have Sett off to Amos Howard & Cherity his wife 
in her Right the old house & old Barn and all that Land in the 
home place numbered nine In said plan with one third of y e phue 
in the meeting house which phue belongs to said Estate 

Given under our hands and Dated the Day of the Date above 
Said — 

Love Roberts 
Philip Stacpole 
Samuel Randell 
Moses Stevens 
Walter Bryent 









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[Administration on the estate of Thomas Downs of Somers- 
worth granted to Samuel Wentworth, yeoman, and Charles 
Baker, blacksmith, both of Somersworth, Jan. i, 1749/50.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 8, p. 23.] 

[Inventory of the estate in York County, Me., Sept. 6, 1750; 
amount, £2271.0.0; includes land in the new township at the 
head of Berwick, Me.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 8, p. 58.] 

[Administrators' accounts against the estate; amounts, £65. 
11.0 and £38.13.8; allowed Oct. 16, 1750.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 8, pp. 58, 59.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 31, 1750, authorizing John Hill, Joseph Hart, 
Joseph Chadbourne, Moses Hodsdon, and William Key, all of 
Berwick, Me., to divide the estate in York County, Me.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 8, p. 92.] 

Whereas we the Subscribers whose Names is after written 
being appointed by the Hon b,c Jer a Moulton Esq r Judge of 
Prob ts for the County of York to make a true & equal Division 
of the Real Estate of Tho s Downs of Somersworth in the Prov- 
ince of New Hampshire Dec d among the Heirs of the Said Dec d 
according to Quantity and Quality, which is as followeth. 

To the legal Heirs of Mary Dam Dec d Eight Acres & one 
Hundred & Fifty two poles in the House Lot in Berwick, and 
the Eighth part of the Said Deceased's Estate in the new Town- 
ship above y e Town of Berwick in the Said County. 

To the Heirs of Sarah Ham Dec d Eight Acres and one Hundred 
and fifty two poles in the Said House Lot, and one Eighth Part 
of the Land in the aboves d new Township at the Head of Said 
Berwick. 

To Elizabeth Garland Eight Acres and one Hundred & fifty 



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two Rods in the Said House Lot, and the eighth part of y e Lands 
in the Said new Township. 

To Anna Heard Eight Acres of Land and one Hundred and 
Fifty two Rods in the Said House Lot, and the Eighth part of 
the Lands in the Said new Township. 

To Marcy Downs Eight Acres & one Hundred & Fifty two 
Poles in the Said House Lot, and the eighth part of the Lands 
in Said new Township. 

To Patience Wentworth Fourteen Acres & Quarter of Land at 
the Head of Thomas Down's Lot, and three Acres out of the 
twenty five Acre Lot at the Nine Notches, so called, and the 
Eighth part of the Land in Said new Township. 

To Love Baker Fifteen Acres & three Quarters joining & 
lying on the West of the Pine Hill Way, that leads to the little 
River, and four Acres out of the twenty five Acre Lott at the 
Nine Notches so called, and the eighth part of the Land in the 
Said new Township. 

To Charity Howard Eighteen Acres at the Said Nine Notches 
out of the Said twenty five Acre Lot, and the Eighth part of 
the Land in the Said new Township. — 

Jos: Chadbourn 
Moses Hodsdon 
William Keys 

[Allowed April I, 1751.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 8, p. 92.) 



JOSEPH LANGDON 1749 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Langdon of Ports- 
mouth, merchant, granted to Mark Hunking Wentworth and 
Mark Hunking, mariner, both of Portsmouth, Nov. 29, 1 749-1 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 467.] 



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[Bond of Mark Flunking Wentworth and Mark Hunking, 
mariner, with Hunking Wentworth and Thomas Waldron, mari- 
ner, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum of £1000, Nov. 29, 
1749, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, William 
Rindge and William Parker.] 

[Inventory, Dec., 1749; amount, £2561.12.2^; signed by John 
Moffatt and William King.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 12, 1749/50, authorizing Eleazcr Russell, Wil- 
liam King, and Andrew Clarkson, merchant, all of Portsmouth, 
to receive claims against the estate.] 

[List of personal property allowed for the use of the widow, 
Feb. 28, 1749/50; amount, £154.15.0.] 

[List of claims, March 27, 1 751 ; amount, £6085.9.8; signed 
by Eleazer Russell and Andrew Clarkson.] 

[Account of the settlement of the estate; receipts, £2886.16.7; 
expenditures, £342.16.6; allowed April 24, 1751 .] 

[Division of estate to creditors; claims, £6085.9.8; amount 
distributed, £2534.0.1.] 



SARAH PICKERING 1749 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Sarah Pickering of Ports- 
mouth granted to her son, Thomas Waldron of Portsmouth, 
mariner, Nov. 29, 1749.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 467.] 

[Bond of Thomas Waldron, mariner, with Mark Hunking 
Wentworth and Mark Hunking, mariner, as sureties, all of 



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Portsmouth, in the sum of £500, Nov. 29, 1749, for the admin- 
istration of the estate; witnesses, William Parker and William 
Rindge.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 26, 1749; amount, £283.8.9; signed by James 
Sherburne and Henry Sherburne.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 31, 1752, authorizing Samuel Sherburne, Sam- 
uel Brewster, Nathaniel Sherburne, housewrights, Seth Ring, 
yeoman, and Joseph Langdon, gentleman, all of Portsmouth, to 
report on the advisability of dividing the estate among the five 
children; report against division, and appraisal of land at £35 
per acre, March 29, 1752; signed by Joseph Langdon, Samuel 
Sherburne, Nathaniel Sherburne, and Samuel Brewster.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 30, 1754, authorizing Hunking Wentworth, 
Samuel Sherburne, Nathaniel Sherburne, Cutts Shannon, gen- 
tleman, and Samuel Cate, blacksmith, all of Portsmouth, to 
divide the estate among the children, Thomas Waldron, oldest 
son, John W 7 aldron, Mary Tobey, Sarah Pickering, and Samuel 
Pickering.] 

Province of ) Portsmouth November 27 1754. Pur- 

New Hampshire / suant to the order of the Court of Pro- 
bate hereunto annext appointing us the Subscribers a Committee 
to divide the Estate as in the said order mentioned. We have 
Divided the Same agreeable to the plan on this paper Exhibited, 
to Mary Toby for her whole share as it Came to her by a fair 
Lot, and the Remainder in Two divisions and have Numberd 
Each division from One to five and put the name of Each person 
therein as it fell to them by a fair Lot, and have put down Stakes 
between Each Lot — Witness our hands — 

H Wentworth 
Sam 1 Sherburne 
Cutts Shannon 
Samuel Cate 












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JAMES MOORE 1749 LONDONDERRY 

In the Name of God amen the twinteth Day of Dcc br one 
thousand Seven houndred and forty Nine I James Moore of 
Londonderry within his maj ts Provance of Newhampshir in 
Newingland yeman being Very Sick and weak in body * * * 

Imprimeses first of all I order My Exac rs to sell the following 
peces of Land in order to pay my Debts and funerell Charges 
and the Money that I hereafter bequeath the first pace of 
S d land Containing one houndred and twinty acres lying at the 
nort Side of mitchells pond So Called in S d Lond r y the Second 
peacce I order to be Sold Contains forty five with a peace of 
meadow is S d bounds Joyning to M c Keens farm a third pace 
I order to be Sold Containing one houndred acres of Land 
Joyning on oylston Brook belonging to my Estat bounding on 
James Clarks land the Cochrans and Tho s andersons land Leck- 
wise betwen fifteen and twinty acres of Land of my Estat Joyn- 
ing on James Clarks and Sam 11 archbalds lands of that land I 
had of James Wallace and I allow twinty acres of Land and 
Meadow lying on the South Side of the Spring Brook by the 
fordway that belongs to my Estate to be left to the Judgment 
of my Exac rs to See if they be Need for it to pay Debt and if 
not I allow them to Divide it amoungst the Legittees as thy 
think Best I Give and bequeth unto my Son James Moore the 
Sixty acres of land that is alredy laid of to him and twinty acres 
more Joyning to the foote of the Same Exclnive of meadows I 
Give and bequeth unto my Son Joseph Moore Sixty acres of 
land out of that Land I had of James Wallace and he is to have 
all that part from the Eight acre meadow to the parth be- 
longing to S d frarm and the Remender what that wants of 
Sixty acrs is to be Made up from the Marked pine tree on the 
fare Huckellberry hill streght to the head of allon andorsons 
uper Meadow and Joyning on James Clarks land I Give and 
bequeth unto my two Dough ters Eals Moore and Mary Moore 
one houndred and Sixty pounds Old tenner to Each of them 
when the Money is Made out of the land that I allow to be Sold 



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I Give and bequeth unto my wife Isball Moore three Cows and 
a hors and thy to be Keept for hir on my ImprovenEstat During 
hir Naterell Life besides hir thirds of Real and personell Estate 
During S d term the Remender of The Cattle only Excepted I 
Give and bequeth unto My two Sons David Moore and Samson 
Moore all My Improven lands and buldings and Meadows and 
the Remender of my out Lands that is Not will d before I allow 
to be Equally Divided betwixt them and the Catle is to be 
Keept on the place as formerly and to be Mentaind by the 
afores d David and Samson Moore untill thy part and when thy 
Divid the land the Catle is to be Divided as my wife and Exac" 
thinks rite and all the utenchells Conserning working tools of 
all Sorts I allow them to be Cept on the old place and for the 
Benefeet of the place untill such times as my wife and Exac" 
sees how the s d David and Samptson Manadges with them and 
then to Devid them acordingly I Give and bequaith unto My 
Son David Moore all my Cloths the twenty acors I bought of 
William Grige Joyning to my old line to be Divided betwen them 
Equly if ther be noe need for it to pay deat and if ther be need 
for it thy are to have the first offer of it this last menshened 
land is to be given or Sold to my tow Sons James moor and 
Joseph moor and the hors that I leave to my wife Isbal my Son 
David is to have the use of him but when his mother needs him 
and if the land can be Sold to advantag my wife is to have a 
hunder pound old tenor to be Disposed of as She thinks fit att 
the end of hir time to my Childor or Gran Childor I Give and 
bequeth to my Son Joseph moor the medow I bought of John 
Richey I Chus And Impower Robart Boys Esq r and John Hop- 
ken and Alexander m c Neal fermors all of londondery to be my 
Exectors in witnes wher of I Set my hand and Seal 

wittnes presant James Moore 

John Archibald 

Neall Kammell 

John Hopkins 



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NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 753 

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[Proved June 27, 1750, and administration with will annexed 
granted to the widow, Isabel Moore, the executors declining to 

act.] 

[Bond of Isabel Moore, widow, with John Archibald and John 
Humphrey, yeomen, as sureties, all of Londonderry, in the sum 
of £500, June 27, 1750, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, William Parker and Jedediah Philbrick.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 17, 1750; amount, £3570.9.0; signed by 
Alexander McNeil and John Hopkins.] 



SAMUEL MARSHALL 1749 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Marshall of Ports- 
mouth, potter, granted to his widow, Eleanor Marshall, Dec. 
22, 1749.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 472.] 

[Bond of Eleanor Marshall, widow, with Nathaniel Mendum 
and Ebenezer Wentworth, merchant, as sureties, all of Ports- 
mouth, in the sum of £500, Dec. 22, 1749, for the administration 
of the estate; witnesses, William Parker and George Janvrin.] 

[Inventory, March 2J, 1750; amount, £2228.10.0; signed by 
Daniel Jackson and John Shackford.] 

Rockingham ss. Portsmouth February 24 th 1804. 

Pursuant to the annexed Warrant from the Honb ,c Nathaniel 
Rogers Esq r Judge of Probate of Wills for the County of Rock- 
ingham We the Subscribers, a Committee therein named, have 
made Partition of the Estate of Samuel Marshall late of said 
Portsmouth Potter deceased, and set off to the severall Heirs 
their parts In the following Manner. 

We set off to the Heirs of Eleanor Shackford deceased, for 
two sixth parts of said Estate, the Eastwardly part of the Dwell- 



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754 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

ing House, bounded by Joses and Horse lanes, from the Entr^ 
way the Southerly side of said house, to the Eastward ly end 
thereof, with the Cellar under the same, and land it stands on, 
all the lower Rooms Chambers, and Garret, that are in said 
Eastwardly part of said house, all Chimnies and fire places 
belonging thereto, the Privilege of the Front Door Entrys below 
and above Stairs, and Stairways, and all Passage ways from 
Cellar to Garret to be in common for the use of said Heirs, and 
for the use of Elizabeth Waters, to Pass and repass to and from 
their respective parts of said house that are set off to them. 
Also the Yard or Passage way to the Southward of said house 
of Thirteen and an half feet wide, carrying that breadth from 
horse lane to the Westwardly end of said house, to be in Com- 
mon for the use of said Heirs, and said Elizabeth Waters, and 
the Passage way by the outer Cellar Door into the Cellar to 
each of their Parts of the Cellar, to whom the House is set off, 
to be in Common for their use to pass and repass. 

Also we set off to said heirs of said Eleanor Shackford a part 
of the Garden bounded as follows, viz* begining at Southwardly 
Post of the Yard in Common by Horse Lane, from thence 
Southwardly by said lane Twelve Feet, and to carry that breadth 
Parrallel with said yard to the westwardly side of said Garden 
to Land of George Ham. 

We Set off to Elizabeth Waters for one Sixth part of said 
Estate the Westwardly part of said dwelling house, from the 
Front Entry to the Westwardly end thereof with the Cellar 
under the Same, land it Stands on, lower Rooms, Chambers and 
Garret, Chimneys and all Fire places belonging to the same, 
The Front Door, Entrys, below and above Stairs, Stairways and 
all Passage ways from Cellar to Garret to be in Common for 
The use of said Elizabeth Waters and said heirs of said Eleanor 
Shackford to pass and repass to their respective parts of said 
house that are set off to them, and the Passageway by the outer 
Cellar Door into the Cellar to each of their parts of the Cellar 
to whom the house is set off, to be in Common for their use, to 



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NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 755 

pass and repass to their Severall parts, Also the yard or Passage 
way of Thirteen and an half feet wide from Horse lane to the 
Westward ly end of said House to be in Common for the use of 
said Elizabeth Waters, and for the use of said Heirs of said Heirs 
of said Eleanor Shackford. 

We Set off to Eleanor Shackford, wife of Samuel Shackford 
for one Sixth part of said Estate a Part of the Garden bounded 
as follows Viz 1 begining at the South Eastwardly corner of land 
set off to the heirs of Eleanor Shackford deceased, on Horse lane, 
from thence running Southwardly Fifty Four feet to land set 
off to Thomas Jackson, from thence running Westwardly by 
said Jacksons land Forty feet to Land of Charles Harret, from 
thence running Northwardly, partly by land of said Harret, and 
partly by Land of George Ham, Fifty Four feet to land set off 
to the heirs of said Eleanor Shackford, and from thence running 
Eastwardly by land of said Heirs Forty feet to said Horse lane, 
the bounds first began at, said Eleanor Shackford, wife of said 
Samuel Shackford, to pay on Demand to her Sister Deborah 
Shackford wife of Josiah Shackford, Fifty Dollars towards mak- 
ing up the Share of her said Sister Equal. 

We Set off to Thomas Jackson For one Sixth part of said Es- 
tate the Southwardly part of said Garden bounded as follows 
Viz*, begining on said Horse Lane by land set off to Eleanor 
Shackford the wife of Samuel Shackford, from thence running 
Southwardly by said Horse lane Thirty Eight feet to Puddle 
lane, from thence W r estwardly by said Puddle lane Forty feet 
to land of Charles Harret, from thence Northwardly by said 
Harrets Land Thirty Eight feet to land set off to said Eleanor 
Shackford wife of Samuel Shackford, and from thence East- 
wardly by said land Forty feet to said Horse lane, the bounds 
first began at, said Thomas Jackson to pay on demand to Deb- 
orah Shackford, wife of Josiah Shackford, Fifty dollars Towards 
making up the Share of said Deborah Equal. 

We set off to Deborah Shackford, wife of Josiah Shackford, 
for one Sixth part of said Estate, the Water Privilege belonging 



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to said Estate, bounded as follows, Viz* begining on the Wcst- 
wardly side of the Town Landing at the Bottom of horse, & 
by Puddle lane, from thence running Westwardly from said Town 
landing By the Southwardly side of said Puddle lane Forty feet, 
and carrying that Breadth Southwardly into the Creek, with the 
wharf and wharf ground and all Privileges and Appurtenan- 
ces belonging to the Same or However otherways butted and 
bounded, or be the Same more or less — Also Fifty Dollars, to 
be paid to said Deborah on Demand by Eleanor the wife of 
Samuel Shackford, also Fifty Dollars more to be paid on Demand 
to said Deborah by Thomas Jackson, both Sums making One 
hundred Dollars, which we Allow to make her Sixth Part Equal 
with the other Heirs. 

Isaac Rindge 
Edward Sargent 
George Gains [■ c 
Sam 1 Hutchings I § 
Nath 1 Marshall J u 
[Allowed May 14, 1804.] 



JABEZ DOW 1749 HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen I Jabez Dow of Hampton in the 
province of new hampshire being weak of Body * * * 

ily I give to my Son Benjamin Dow my house and Barns 
and all my plow Land and all my paster Land and all my wood 
Land and all my Swamp Land and all my medow and marsh 
Lett it be more or Less as it is all that Lays on the notherly 
Side of the River Called Taylers River with this provison that 
he gives my Son Ezekiel Dow a deed of all his Land that he has 
in the parrish of Kinsington imediatly after my decese and I 
give my Son Benjamin Dow all my Creaturs of all Sorts that I 
Shall not other ways dispose in this my will and I give him all 
my imliments of husban of all Sorts and all my movabls with 
in doars what is not dispsed 

2ly I give to my Son Ezekiel Dow all my Land in the parrish 
of Kinsington Lett it be more or Less as it is with this provison 



75$ NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

that he gives my Son Benjamin Dow a deed of all the Land that 
he has in the first devision next the Sea in hampton imecliatly 
after my decese 

3ly I give to my daughter Lucy hobs twenty pound in money 
old Tenor to be payd by my Son Benjamin Dow with in one 
year after my decese and my Trunk 

4ly I give to my daughter Lidya Towl twenty pounds in money 
old Tenor to be pay d by my Son Ezekiell Dow with in one year 
after my decese 

5ly I give to my daughter patiance Stanford twenty pound 
in money old Tenor to be pay d by my two Sons Benjamin and 
Ezekiell Dow Equely between them within one year after my 
decese 

61y I give to my grandaughter Comfort green one hundred 
pound fifty pound in money old Tenor and I give her one feather 
bed and beding and one Cow towards the other fifty pound to 
be pay d by my Son Benjamin Dow when She Comes to the age 
of Eighteen years or her day of marriage which Shall happen 
first. 

and I give to my Son Benjamin Dow all the paper money that 
I Shall Leave and all my Depts Except what is Due from my 
Son Ezekiell Dow and I doe Constitute and appoint my two 
Sons Benjamin Dow and Ezekiell Dow to be my Executors to 
this my Last will and Testiment Rattifing and Confeirmig this 
and no other to be my Last will and Testiment as witnes my 
hand and Seall this twenty ninth day of december Seventeen 
hundred and forty nine and in the twenty Second year of the 
Reigne of King George the Second King of great Brittain 

he owned this to be his Last Jabez Dow 

will and Testiment before us 
witnes 
Samuel Dow Jun r 

Elissha Johnsn 

Joseph Dow 

[Proved Feb. 26, 1752.] 

[Inventory, May 15, 1752; amount, £6322.0.0; signed by 
Samuel Palmer and Jonathan Moulton.] 



INDEX 



NAMES OF PLACES 



Amcsbury District 305, 723, 725 

Amesbury, Mass 215, 593, 594 

Amherst 336 

(Souhegan West) 336 

Amoskeag (Manchester) 351, 717 

Andover (New Breton) 109 

Andover, Mass 42, 128, 563 

Arundel, Me 196 

Asp Hill 594 

Back Cove 685 

Back Cove Marsh 6S5 

Bake Meadow 59 

Ball Hill 631 

Barbadoes 622 

Barnstead 279, 447, 610, 641 

Barrington 115 

151, 257, 307, 564, 699, 704 

Beach Lane 344 

Beach Plain 107 

Beach River 318 

Beaver Brook Meadow 59 

Bedford 370,487,616 

(Souhegan East) 4S7, 617 

Belknap's Brook 304 

Bellamy Bank River 509 

Berwick, Me. . . 1, 167, 524, 526, 743, 746 

Biddeford, Me 151 

Birch Plain 362 

Black Rocks 24, 410, 557 

Black Rocks Mill 45, 670 

671,672,674 

Blackwater 743 

Bloody Brook 43 

Boscawen 167, 168, 563, 722 

(Contoocook) 168, 169, 722 

Boston, Mass 76, 87, 88, 100, 143 

144, 181, 182, 239, 271, 272, 280 

301, 396, 397, 487, 495, 505, 534 

562, 699, 700, 703, 708, 729 



Bow 12, 13, 14, 15, 197, 277, 406 

407, 440, 449, 469, 557, 60S, 627 
632, 6S7, 705 

Boxford, Mass 128, 259 

Bradford, Mass 715 

Brandy Rock 267 

Bray's Marsh 449, 602, 004, 665 

Brentwood. . .64, 208, 247, 298, 359, 360 
410, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 418 
440, 484, 646, 664, 669, 670, 672 

674 

Broad Cove 449 

Broad Meadow 59 

Brown's River 345 

Brown's Rocks 123 

Brunswick, Me 176 

Burnt Hill 423, 425 

Burnt Swamp 48, 49 

Calley's Marsh 609 

Candlewood Swamp 3S3 

Candlewood Swamp Plain 383 

Canoe Bridge 531, 533 

Canterbury 172, 226, 405 

406, 527, 574, 610, 662, 663, 704 

Cape Breton .246, 336 

Casco, Me 685, 686 

Cedar Swamp 384 

Chelmsford, Mass 144, 145 

Chester. . . .40, 45, 48, 49, 53, 61, 62, 66 
94, 127, 171, 175, 176, 178, 179 
198, 261, 268, 270, 273, 315, 331 
339, 340, 341, 356, 358, 359, 379 
383, 384, 398, 405, 406, 480, 495 
496, 497, 498, 499, 500, 501, 503 
504, 521, 542, 544, 595, 596, 650 
717,723,724,728 
Chichester ... 3, 4, 208, 249, 405, 406, 418 

Christmas Mill 353 

Church Hill 702, 703, 705 



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INDEX 



Clam Banks 362 

Clay Brook 353 

Cocheco (Dover) 120 

Cock Hill 289 

Cohass 580 

Concord 127, 195, 250, 342, G38 

(Penacook) 408 

(Rumford) 127, 128, 195 

250, 252, 342, 538, 539, 541, 550 

Concord, Mass 243 

Contoocook (Boscawcn) . . . 1G8, 169, 722 

Cook's Land 524, 525 

Copyhold 664, 665, 666 

Copyhold Bridge 674 

Copyhold Falls 670 

Copyhold Mill 670, 671, 672 

Damariscotta, Me 324 

Deer Hill 507 

Deer Island 109 

Dover. ... 1, 2, 47, 104, 118, 120, 145, 146 
153, 164, 166, 167, 181, 182, 200 
202, 203, 221, 223, 225, 226, 228 
229, 258, 270, 311, 332, 333, 334 
336, 337, 338, 339, 348, 349, 370 
411, 419, 421, 463, 464, 465, 491 
508, 509, 510, 584, 586, 589, 590 
608, 609, 612, 621, 623, 624, 641 
657, 658, 681, 682, 718, 722, 725 
726, 727, 740, 741, 742 

(Cocheco) 120 

Dover Neck 145 

Drinkwater Road 260, 261, 289 

Dumbough, Ireland 85 

Dunstable 100, 147 

176, 355, 356, 463, 562, 615, 616 

Durham. . . .84, 91, 92, 100, 101, 102, 104 

118, 153, 172, 173, 174, 221, 226 

370, 562, 570, 571, 572, 573, 574 

575, 576, 581, 582, 608, 609, 641 

659, 660, 065, 669, 670, 071, 672 

673, 675, 698 

Durham Falls 223, 224 

Eight Acre Meadow 59 

Ellins's Point 255 



Epping. . . .24, 25, 64, 259, 273, 275, 276 

349, 350, 433, 601, 626, 631, 632 

635, 669, 696, 697, 698, 735 

Epsom 55, 57, 2S3, 467 

Exeter 18, 19, 20, 25, 20, 33, 34, 43 

44, 45, 46, 47, 62, 64, 73, 74, 75, 98 
118, 127, 198, 199, 208, 210, 211 
213, 237, 238, 246, 248, 259, 276 
278, 2S9, 298, 306, 324, 327, 328 
329, 349, 350, 359, 360, 369, 379 

350, 390, 397, 405, 408, 409, 410 
414, 415, 417, 430, 440, 444, 445 
44S, 449, 451, 452, 456, 490, 491 
506, 508, 515, 516, 548, 557, 500 
570, 579, 580, 5S2, 583, 599, 600 
601, 626, 628, 633, 644, 645, 646 
647, 648, 651, 652, 663, 664, 669 
672, 674, 677, 689, 709, 710, 718 
719, 720, 721, 723, 732, 733, 734 

738 

Exeter Great River 211 

Exeter River 24, 481 

Exeter Salt River 600 

Ezekiel's Pond 59 

Faggotty Brook 367 

Falmouth, Me -. . .571, 685 

Ferry Marsh 72 

Finvoy, Scot 188 

Fishing River 373 

Follett's Swamp 172, 222 

223, 224, 226, 227 

Folsom's Meadow 45, 557 

Fore River 6S5 

Four Acre Marsh 603, 605, 606 

Frame Point 705 

Fresh Creek 493, 658, 744 

Fresh River 515 

Frog Pond 610, 625, 626 

Gilmanton 199,273 

406, 407, 445, 449, 507 

Glade 344 

Glade River 3S4 

Gosport 550,551 

Grassy Swamp 48, 49 



INDEX 



763 



Gravelly Ridge * 31, 51 

Great Bay 293, 294, 325, 401, 402 

403, 572, 573, 574, 575, 576, G81 

Great Boar's Head 318 

Great Bridge 327, 415 

Great Creek 3G2 

Great Falls 658 

Great Fresh River. . . .327, 417, 557, 674 

Great Island 36, 236 

Great Meadow 107, 735 

Great Neck 3, 36S 

Great Plains 439 

Great River 299, 300, 301, 418, 665 

Great Swamp 347, 550 

Greenfield's Marsh 24 

Greenland 16, 18, 56, 58, 135, 1S1 

182, 1S6, 240, 282, 283, 284, 293 
294, 295, 320, 324, 325, 326, 336 
337, 33S, 348, 392, 400, 401, 402 
403, 425, 537, 617, 681, 6S5, 686 

729 

Half Way Point Marsh 449 

Hampstead 138, 141 

142, 331, 359, 372, 375, 541, 592 
Hampton. . . .2, 3, 4, 5, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 
39, 40, 41, 49, 52, 53, 73, 99, 121 
123, 129, 130, 177, 181, 208, 249 
250, 263, 2S2, 283, 316, 317, 319 
331, 335, 343, 345, 346, 361, 365 
366, 367, 368, 381, 382, 3S3, 384 
392, 393, 399, 415, 429, 431, 441 

442, 443, 459, 460, 461, 470, 496 
555, 556, 557, 623, 624, 649, 655 
665, 666, 6S3, 684, 689, 691, 693 

697, 719, 757, 758 
Hampton Falls.... 48, 77, 78, S2, 99, 
100, 109, 124, 125, 131, 192, 193 
194, 205, 249, 250, 260, 272, 273 
275, 288, 289, 290, 334, 336, 346 
363, 364, 3S9, 394, 437, 441, 442 

443, 516, 518, 519, 534, 536, 547 
548, 549, 562, 576, 577, 620, 690 

098,729,731,737 

Hampton Pines 594 

Harrytown (Manchester) 351 



Haverhill, Mass 65, 66, 162, 163 

251, 252, 331, 372, 374, 428, 436 

500, 610, 740 

Haverhill District. .. .65, 136, 137, 138 

147, 161, 229, 232, 303, 330, 331 

342, 371, 372, 373, 374, 395, 427 

429, 470, 472, 538, 539, 565, 567 

590, 617, 723, 737, 738 

Hog Island 3 

Hogpen Road 459, 461 

Hollis 544,561,562 

Hopkinton 549 

(No. 5) 549,550 

Huckleberry Hill 751 

Huckleberry Marsh 345 

Hudson 490, 560, 619, 652, 657 

(Nottingham West) 361, 411 

490, 560, 615, 619, 652, 653, 657 

Indigo Hill 523, 524, 526 

Ipswich, Mass .249, 563 



Jamaica 87 

Jeremy's Pocket 695 

Johnson's Creek 172, 173 

222, 225, 226, 227 
Jones's Marsh 664 



Kcenborough 247, 601, 646 

Keene 377 

(Upper Ashuelot) 377 

Kempsey 172 

Kenney's Island 294 

Kensington. . . .20, 22, 23, 100, 110, 126 

178, 261, 272, 273, 312, 313, 349 

351, 3S9, 399, 415, 429, 430, 520 

647, 649, 68S, 757 

Kimming's Brook 601 

King's Falls 712, 713, 714 

Kingston. . . .8, 9, 40, 49, 60, 64, 93, 94 
95, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110 
125, 136, 193, 211, 213, 214, 215 
246, 254, 298, 299, 302, 304, 312 
313, 314, 320, 321, 322, 323, 32S 






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764 



INDEX 



Kingston, continued. 

331, 352, 353, 359, 3S3, 405, 40G 

412, 422, 434, 435, 496, 503, 542 

563, 56S, 576, 577, 594, 601, 600 

674, 675, 722, 732, 736 

Kingswood 423, 424 

Kittery, Me 147, 323, 404 

Lamper Eel River 45, 74 

101,102,609,655 

Lamprey River 25, 557, 686 

Lane's End 601 

Larey's Creek 24 

Lexington, Mass 351 

Litchfield 89, 91, 144, 145, 355 

356, 365, 463, 472, 560, 616, 652 

Little Harbor 36, 39 

Little Pocket Marsh 293, 294 

Little River 3, 20, 24, 178, 345, 353 

416, 418, 452, 453, 454, 455, 456 
457, 645, 646, 647, 661, 662, 735 

Little River Green 345 

Little River Marsh 263, 384 

Little River Woods 103 

Littleton, Mass 351 

Littleworth 621 

Londonderry 41, 42, 58, 59, 60, 65 

70, 85, 86, 87, 111, 112, 116, 117 
147, 148, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161 
170, 171, 187, 205, 206, 243, 252 
264, 265, 268, 291, 295, 297, 301 
302, 303, 331, 332, 358, 361, 398 
408, 411, 43S, 463, 472, 485, 487 
488, 495, 500, 501, 502, 504, 510 
534, 541, 542, 562, 566, 567, 580 
619, 628, 629, 631, 717, 727, 732 
751, 752, 753 

Long Hill 471 

Long Marsh 294, 325 

Long Meadow Brook 675 

Long Point 36 

Long Reach 29 

Louisbourg, N. S 272, 334, 335 

Lubberland 103 

Lunenburg, Mass 205 



Malligo. V 120 

Manchester 351 

(Harry town) 351 

(Amoskeag) 351, 717 

Margate, England 513, 514 

Massabcsic Pond 727 

Mast Bridge 333 

Mast Way 464, 661, 662, 741 

Mathcs's Creek 572 

Mcdford, Mass 361 

Mcndum's Island 255 

Merrimack 562, 616 

Merrimack River 65 

Methuen, Mass 259, 436 

Mitchell's Pond 751 

Moharimet's Hill 608 

Monson 546,547 

Moses's Meadow 44 

Mote 102 

Mote River 101, 102 

Mount Misery 621 



Neck 457,685 

New Boston 487 

New Breton (Andover) 109. 

Newbury, Mass 75, 109, 213 

217, 243, 436, 555 

Newcastle 5, 34, 35, 36, 55, 181, 27S 

. 2S1, 450, 451, 466, 467, 551, 552 
553, 5S3, 586 

Newington 81, 82, 149, 174, 175, 176 

184, 191, 192, 196, 209, 210, 310 

311, 312, 347, 34S, 387, 3SS, 393 

395, 423, 447, 44S, 478, 537, 587 

5S8, 597, 641, 642 

New Ipswich .' 546 

Newmarket .... 10, 25, 26, 69, 194, 200 
207, 221, 226, 397, 425, 432, 433 
434, 449, 554, 571, 643, 660, 664 
607, 67S, 679, 680, 6S6, 734, 742 

Newton 662 

New York, N. Y 3S1 

Nilas 345 

Nine Notches 747 

Nock's Marsh 420 



INDEX 



7^5 



North Hampton 319, 326, 332, 33ft 

34G, 367, 369, 421, 422, 633, 655 

North Hill 439 

North River 573, 574, 575, 576 

Northwest Meadow 503 

Nottingham 46, 75, 147, 199, 213 

214, 215, 216, 217, 289, 356, 365 

370, 411, 412, 421, 440, 490, 573 

574, 592, 593, 643, 644, 655, 661 

662, 663, 6S6 

Nottingham West (Hudson) . . .361, 411 

490, 560, 615, 619, 652, 653, 657 

Number 5 (Hopkinton) 549, 550 

Oilstone Brook 751 

One Acre Mar3h 604 

One Tree Island 255 

Oyster River 464 

Pelham 361, 411, 412, 628, 629, 657 

Pembroke (Suncook) 539 

Penacook (Concord) 408 

Pickering's Mill Pond 703, 709 

Pickering's Neck 151 

Pickpocket Mill 444, 445 

Pine Hill 120,747 

Pine Island 81 

Pine Swamp Meadow 159 

Pinkham's Creek 186 

Piscassick River 557 

Piscataqua River 196, 705 

Pitch Pine Plains 523, 527 

Plains 28,240,347 

531, 702, 703, 704, 705, 708 

Plaistow 138, 142, 359, 372, 374 

375, 376, 377, 567, 568, 738, 739 

Pond Island 685 

Portsmouth ... .7, 15, 26, 27, 28, 29, 33 
31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 50, 51, 52 
54, 56, 6S, 82, 88, 96, 97, 98, 99 
104, 105, 115, 116, 131, 134, 136 
142, 143, 144, 147, 149, 150, 151 
152, 153, 166, 169, 170, 177, 178 
180, 181, 182, 190, 191, 195, 201 
211, 212, 218, 219, 220, 228, 233 



Portsmouth, continued. 


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234, 235, 236, 237, 239, 


240, 


242 


243, 244, 254, 255, 256, 


257, 


271 


272, 281, 283, 2S5, 2S6, 


287, 


297 


306, 309, 314, 316, 323, 


324, 


331 


347, 348, 363, 370, 380, 


386, 


3SS 


389, 390, 392, 395, 396, 


397, 


398 


401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 


422, 


423 


425, 426, 427, 436, 437, 


441, 


451 


466, 473, 479, 487, 489, 


494, 


500 


513, 514, 531, 532, 533, 


551, 


553 


555, 558, 562, 564, 565, 


571, 


578 


583, 584, 597, 598, 612, 


613, 


614 


615, 618, 619, 639, 644, 


660, 


687 


688, 698, 699, 700, 701, 


702, 


703 


704, 705, 708, 717, 718, 


721, 


722 


729, 732, 736, 743, 747, 


748, 


749 
753 


Powow River 


.214 


,475 


Providence Brook 




.162 


Pulpit 




.564 



Quamphegon 145 

Ring Swamp 557 

Rochester 81, 101, 103, 119, 120, 154 

158, 173, 197, 203, 223, 226, 310 

395, 465, 526, 575, 576, 582, 610 
622, 663, 704, 726, 744 

Rocky Hill 415 

Rollins's Meadow 626 

Royal Oak Pasture 34S 

Rumford (Concord) 127, 128, 195 

250, 252, 342, 53S, 539, 541, 550 
Rye ... .5, 6, 55, 56, 71, 72, 202, 220, 244 

263, 380, 381, 384, 624, 644, 701 

Sagamore Creek 307 

St. Alban's Cove 493 

St. Over, Jersey 386 

Salem 567 

Salem, Mass 158, 281, 715, 717 

Salisbury, Mass 53, 60, 75, 77, 106 

107, 109, 261, 405, 406, 407 
Salisbury and Amesbury District. . .371 
Salmon Falls 145, 523, 526 



766 



INDEX 



Salmon Falls River 523, 524, 525 

658, 743, 744 

Salt River 448 

Sandy Beach 4G7 

Sandy Beach Pond G, 384 

Second Falls 574, 575, 57G 

Somersworth 145, 326, 348, 411, 491 

492, 493, 494, 497, 505, 506, 523 
528, 530, 552, 558, 658, 664, 680 
682, 726, 727, 742, 743, 744, 746 

Souhegan East (Bedford) 487, 617 

Souhegan River 616 

Souhegan West (Amherst) 336 

South Hampton 75, 78, 110, 124 

125, 127, 252, 287, 288, 309, 310 

335, 473, 474, 475, 482, 594, 595 

596, 635, 636, 637, 638 

Smart's Creek 433 

Spickett River 163 

Spocasset River 45 

Spring Brook 751 

Spring Hill 29, 702, 703 

Steep Banks 383 

Stepping Stones 523 

Stony Run 512 

Stratham ....10, 15, 25, 154, 155, 156 
157, 180, 189, 190, 218, 232, 233 
248, 269, 276, 278, 306, 331, 336 
366, 380, 397, 418, 431, 434, 438 
440, 441, 448, 449, 468, 469, 470 
482, 483, 537, 558, 560, 617, 624 
625, 626, 627, 631, 632, 633, 635 
644, 653, 654, 666, 678, 687, 693 
694, 695, 696, 697, 715, 716, 717 

721 



Sugar Ball 550 

Suncook (Pembroke) 539 

Taylor's River. 2S9, 461, 757 

Temple Meadow 11, 12, 13, 14 

Three Acre Marsh 602, 605, GOG 

Three Camp Meadow 596 

Timber Swamp 4, 208 

Tolend G22 

Towow 622 

Tuckaway . 74, 199 

Twelve Shares 319 

Upper Ashuelot (Keene) 377 

Wadleigh's Marsh 574 

Wall's Cove 20, 22, 23 

Wash Pond 66, 230, 375, 539 

Wednesday Hill 660, 662 

Westerly, R. I 495 

Westford, Mass 351, 355 

Wheelwright's Pond. .222, 223, 227, 582 

White Pine Plains 410, 445 

670, 671, 672, 674 

Whitehaven, England 733 

Willey's Marsh 293 

Willey's Spring 294 

Wilmington, Mass 365 

Windham 205, 629 

Winnicott Meadow 3S3 

Winnicott River 2S3, 362, 681 

Woburn, Mass 351, 431 

Worcester's Island 524 

York, Me 255 



NAMES OF PERSONS 



Abbott, Alice . 257 

Benjamin 257 

Edward 550 

Esther 257 

James 152 

Margaret (m. Libby) 257 

Mary 257 

Moses 257 

Nathaniel 128, 195 

Reuben 257, 25S 

Samuel 551 

Susanna 257 

William 30S 

Adams, Elizabeth 148 

Janet (m. Cochran) 14S 

James 148, 149, 495 

John 148 

Joseph 627 

Mary 148 

Mary (Lang) 614 

Robert 148 

Samuel 118 

Addison, Jonas 721 

Aiken, Agnes 301 

Barbara 302 

Edward 302,542 

Edward, Jr 302,543 

Janet 301,302 

James 85, 86, 161, 301, 302 

Jonathan 302 

Martha 302 

Nathaniel 85,161 

William 85, 86, 301, 302 

Akerman, Benjamin 105 

Akers, Moses 63S 

Alcock, Elizabeth 169, 170 

Joseph 212,466 

Samuel 169, 466 

Allard, Sarah (Rollins) 641 

Alld, John 615 



Allen, Abigail 

Eleazer 

John 158,401,402, 

John, Jr 401-403, 

Jonathan 

Josiah 

Mary (Jones) 

Samuel 

Allison, Samuel 

Samuel, Jr.. 42, 

Almary, John 

Love 

Ambrose, Abigail (in. Prescott) 

Elizabeth (m. Batchelder) 

Henry 269, 

John 49, 

Jonathan 379, 

Lydia 

Mary 

Nathaniel 49, 26S, 

Ames, Stephen 544, 

Anderson, Allan 

Thomas 

Annis, Charles 

Christopher 

Appleton, Daniel 12S, 

Arbuckle, Widow 

Archibald, Agnes 

Arthur 

John 86, 89, 752, 

Samuel 

Armstrong, John 

Atkinson, Joseph 84, 226, 228, 

Mary 

Theodore 30, 34, 35, 467, 

701, 
Austin, Catherine 

Joseph 47, 421, 

Nathaniel 421, 

Avery, Joseph 



538 
538 
617 
577 
401 
233 
233 
324 
171 
171 
736 
736 
269 
269 
379 
269 
3S0 
268 
379 
269 
547 
751 
751 



. /o 
.75 
563 
160 
.S6 
630 
753 
751 
.70 
689 
689 
494 
729 
718 
718 
71S 
669 



. 



768 



INDEX 



Ayer or Ayers, George 555 

James 252 

John. . . .52, 142, 152, 153, 347, 389 
397, 578 

Jonathan 555 

Samuel 717 

Thomas 82, 135 

William 164, 472, 539, 629 

Babb, Joshua 640 

Bagley, Orlando 594 

Bailey, Timothy 653 

Baker, Charles 742-744, 746 

Love (Downs) 744, 747 

Baldwin, Henry, Jr 657 

Banfield, George 258 

John 271,272,701 

Thomas 104 

Bard, Margaret (Blair) 303 

Barker, Abigail (Johnson) 326 

Benjamin 626 

David 128 

Ebenezer 14, 233, 625 

Elizabeth (m. Haines) 627 

Ephraim 626-628 

Ezra 625,626 

John 128, 625 

Jonathan 326 

Josiah 626,628,713 

Martha 127, 624, 627 

Nathan 128, 625-627 

Nathan, Jr 128 

Noah 232, 483, 624, 62S 

Sarah (Stevens) 14 

Susanna (m. Wiggin) 627 

Timothy, Jr 12S 

William 127,128 

Barnard, Jonathan 594 

Samuel 126 

Barnett, John 542 

Moses.. 42, 60, 65, 70, 71, 87, 117 
157, 158, 188, 292, 488 

Barnslee, Henry 732, 733 

Barr, Elizabeth (m. Fairservice) . . . .630 

Gabriel 029,630 

Janet 629 



Barr, continued. 

Jean 630 

Jean (m. Stewart) 630 

John 172,488,629-631 

Margaret 630 

Mary (m. Boyes) 629 

Samuel 171, 1S8, 487, 4SS, 504 

629-631 

Barron, Moses 371 

Bartlett, Christopher 470-472 

Dorothy (m. Moody) 216, 217 

Enoch 213, 215, 217, 436 

Hannah (m. Marston) 471 

Israel 213,214,217 

John 471 

Jonathan 376, 377, 471, 472 

Joseph 213,216 

Mary (m. Clement) 471 

Nathaniel 372, 471, 472 

Nathaniel, Jr 452, 456 

Rachel 470 

Sarah 215,217 

Susanna (m. Carleton) 471 

Tabitha 215,217 

Thomas 213-217 

Basford, Jacob 460 

Batchelder, Abigail 649, 651 

Abigail (Philbrick) 6S3 

Abigail (m. Shaw) 650 

Benjamin 558, 649, 650, 655 

Daniel 649,650 

Deacon 260,261 

Deborah 656 

Deborah (m. Sherburne) 650 

Ebenezer 323,406 

Elizabeth 651, 656 

Elizabeth (Ambrose) 269 

Elizabeth (m. Shaw) 650 

Francis 405,430 

Jane 656 

John 275, 649, 651, 6S9 

Joseph 100 

Josiah. . .99, 250, 290, 437, 519-521 

Mary (Blake) 430 

Mary (Tilton) 130 

Mary (m. Marston) 656 



s 






INDEX 



"69 



Batchelder, continued. 

Mary (m. Sanborn) 650 

Moriah (Blake) 430 

Nathan. . 105, 130, 322, 323, G4<M)51 

Nathaniel 558, 055, 083 

Nathaniel, Jr 650 

Phmeas 0G, 106 

Ruth 656 

Ruth (m. Lane) 651 

Stephen 655, 656 

Theophilus 430 

Thomas 344, 557 

Zachariah 318 

Battershall, Jonathan 191 

Bean, Ebenezer 207 

Hannah (Robinson) 275 

James 200,718 

Jeremiah 416, 718, 738 

John 679 

Joseph 594,736 

Margaret (Dolloff) 199 

Richard 71S 

Samuel 353 

Sarah (Blake) 49 

Beard, Elizabeth 491 

Grissel 490 

Grissel (Beverland) 592 

John 491,689,735 

Martha 491 

Mercy 491 

Robert 490,491 

Sarah 491 

William 491 

Beck, Henry 599 

Jane (Cate) 16 

Samuel 116, 3S1 

Beckett, Deborah (Webster) 714 

Dudley 714 

Beede, Eli 298 

Belknap, Moses 371 

Bell, Elizabeth 159, 161 

James 205,206 

John 159-161 

Joseph 541 

Mary 159 

Meshech, Jr 46S 



Bell, continued. 

Samuel 160, 

Sarah (Smith) 

Thomas 35,205, 

Walter 

Bellows, Benjamin 

Bennett, Susanna (Webster) 

William. ..584, 702, 704, 709, 

Bennick, Arthur 

Berry, Benjamin 426, 

Ebenezer 

James 

Joshua 

Stephen 

Beverland, David 

Elizabeth 

Grissel (m. Beard) 

James 

Janet 

Joseph „ 592, 

Margaret (m. Neal) 

Martha 

Mary 

Mary (m. Neal) 

Robert 

Sarah 

Bickford, Benjamin 660, 

Elizabeth 

Hannah (Downing) 196, 

Henry 203, 

Jethro 

John 93,202-204, 

John, Jr 

Joseph 202- 

Judith (Tibbetts) 

Lemuel 

Martha 202, 

Martha (m. Hanson) 

Mary 

Peircy 

Thomas 15, 116, 203, 204, 

258, 308, 309, 380, 390, 393, 

599, 

Bishop, Enos 722, 

James 

Josiah 



161 
205 
467 
205 
242 
713 
713 
433 
702 



.00 
425 
.55 
395 
593 
593 
592 
593 
593 
593 
592 
592 
593 
592 
592 
592 
663 
256 
197 
204 
196 
349 
623 
204 
333 
571 
297 
204 
613 
297 
256 
404 
614 
723 
147 
790 



49 



770 



INDEX 



Bixby, Andrew 33G 

John 330 

Blair, James 303 

John 534 

Margaret (m. Bard) 303 

Rebecca (m. McLaughlin) 303 

William 534 

Blaisdell, Sarah (Stockman) 95 

Blake, Abigail 429 

Abigail (m. Sanborn) 430 

Deborah (m. Veasey) 49 

Elisha 48,49 

Elizabeth (m. Lane) 49 

Hannah 350 

Hannah (m. Locke) 430 

Hezekiah 349, 350, 430 

Jethro 350 

Joanna 349, 350 

Jonathan 412. 430 

Joshua 48,49,520 

Josiah 349, 350, 429-431 

Mary (m. Batchelder) 430 

Moriah (m. Batchelder) 430 

Moses 100, 429-431 

Nathan 462 

Philemon 48-50, 339, 651 

Rachel 350 

Samuel 48,50 

Sarah 48 

Sarah (m. Bean) 49 

Blanchard, 661 

Jonathan . . . .342, 346, 448, 619, 701 

727 
Joseph 100, 544, 561, 562, 616 

Blodgett, Caleb 431 

Ebenezer 653 

Jacob 144, 145 

Nehemiah 145 

Oliver 144 

Seth 431 

William 144 

Blunt, Abigail 586 

Charles 586 

John 279,451,586,587 

John, Jr 279 

Jonathan 496 



■Blunt, continued. 

Mary 587 

Sarah 586,587 

Sarah (Frost) 279 

William 586 

Boardman. See Bordman. 

Bodge, Ichabod 465 

Bolton, Agnes 206 

Bordman, Andrew 145, 351 

Andrew, Jr 351, 361, 365 

Sarah 145,351 

Bowden, John 446 

Boyes, Ann 511 

Esther 511 

James 510,512,513 

Janet 511 

Jean 630 

Joseph 512, 513 

Lettice 511 

Margaret 511 

Martha 511 

Mary 511,629 

Robert 60, 65, 512, 534, 725 

Samuel 512 

Thomas 629,630 

Boynton, Sarah (Peirce) 531 

William 106, 109 

Brackett, Anthony 6S5-6S7 

Captain 401-403 

Eleanor (m. Folsom) 6S7 

James 6S6, 687 

John. . 5S, 325, 326, 343, 403, 425 
054, 6S6-6SS 

Joshua 685-6SS 

Keziah (m. Clark) 6S7, 68S 

Martha (Cate) 17 

Mary (m. Fabyan) . , 687 

Nathaniel 6S7 

Samuel 6S6, 6S7 

Bradbury, AVilliam 62 

Bradley, Ann 410 

John 408 

Jonathan 408-410 

Josiah 409 

Mary (m. Taylor) 410 

Susanna 40S 



INDEX 



Bradley, continued. 

Susanna (Bradley) 408, 400 

Susanna (m. Bradley) 408-410 

Susanna (m. Emerson) 410 

Branscomb, Elizabeth (White) .... 467 

Brewster, (m. White) 180 

Elizabeth 727 

John 180, 181 

Joseph 180 

Joshua 180 

Love 727 

Margaret (Waterhouse) 5G4 

Samuel ISO, 749 

Briard, 276 

John 212 

Thomas 277 

Thomas, Jr 470 

Bristow, Hannah (Jackson) 598 

Brock, Damaris (Wentworth) 529 

Brooks, Catherine 426 

Edward 426,427 

Samuel 456,458 

Susanna 426 

William 426 

Brown, 362 

Abraham 125 

Benjamin 288 

Caleb 431,548 

Daniel 548 

Ebenezer 461, 548 

Elizabeth 527 

Elizabeth (Wentworth) 524, 527 

Ephraim 125, 127, 2S7, 2SS 

Ezekiel 527,644 

Jacob 208 

Jeremiah 548 

John 124, 442, 548, 549, 672 

Josiah 179 

Joshua 283, 346, 383 

Lydia 548 

Mary 548 

Mary (Philbrick) 683 

Nathaniel 527 

Paul 524-527 

Samuel 80, 176, 177, 683 

Simeon 94 



fl 



77 



Brown, continued. 

Thomas 313, 443 

Zachariah 393 

Browne, Arthur 29, 31, 480, 555 

Bruce, William 174, 246, 370 

Bryent, Elizabeth (Folsom) . . .432, 433 

Walter ..... 10, 15, 26, 69, 103, 104 

194, 195, 207, 221, 226, 228, 432 

433, 571, 576, 660, 663, 680, 742 

744 

Bunker, 222, 226, 228 

Elijah 659 

Burbank, Caleb 549, 550 

Jonathan 550 

Mary 549 

Mehitabel 549 

Samuel 549,550 

Sarah 549 

Burleigh, Anna (Smith) 635 

Joseph 13, 194, 195 

Mary (Stevens) 13, 14 

Burnham, Elizabeth (Smith) 575 

James 92 

John 698 

Joshua 92 

Mary (Hill) 92 

Nathaniel 92 

Robert 575, 576, 698 

Samuel 92 

Bushnell, Ephraim 581 

Buss, Joseph, Jr 552, 701, 705 

Buswell, Elizabeth (Winslow) 569 

Isaac 62 

William, 3d 569 

Butler, Abigail 365 

James 543 

Joseph 365, 657 

Mercy (Wentworth) 529 

Buxton, Elizabeth (Hanson) 120 

Caldwell, Alexander 233, 500 

John 619 

Calfe, Daniel 543 

Deborah 543 

James 543 

Jeremiah 64S 



772 



INDEX 



Calfe, continued. 

Jeremiah, Jr 329, G4S 

John 232,542,543 

Joseph 543 

King 543 

Mary (m. Etheridge) 543 

Robert 543, 544 

William 543 

Callcy, Jonathan 720 

Cameron, Mary 152 

Campbell, Alexander ........ .723, 725 

Anans 724, 725 

James 481 

Janet 724 

Lydia 724 

Mary 724,725 

Neil 752 

Robert 495, 562, 724, 725 

Thomas 438 

Canney, Huldah (Stanyan) 123 

Ichabod 121,123 

John 123 

Susanna (Stanyan) 123 

Carleton, Jonathan. 305, 371, 372, 374 

377, 725 

Susanna (Bartlett) 471 

Carr, 528 

Abra 52S 

John 35S,500, 504 

Moses 164-166, 492, 494 

Ruth 529 

Thomas 91 

Carter, Ezra 251, 252, 342, 638 

Carty, John 560 

Cass, Amos 124, 547 

Apphia 313 

Benjamin 314 

John 313 

Jonathan 312-314 

Joseph 314 

Moses 313 

Tabitha 312,313 

Caswell, John 717 

Mary 717 

Cate, Ebenezer 16, 320 

Edward 104, 3S9, 405, 722 



Cate, continued. 

Eleazer 16-18 

James 320, 324, 325 

Jane (m. Beck) 10 

John 16,18,55 

Joshua 403 

Judith 17 

Margaret 402 

Martha 402,403 

Martha (m. Brackett) 17 

Mary (White) 244 

Mary (m. Matthews) 17 

Rosamond (m. Knight) 17 

Samuel 16, 245, 749 

Tucker 402 

William .16-18,326 

Cathcart, John 88 

Caverly, Moses 25S 

Cavey, William 511 

Chadbourne, Joseph 746, 747 

Chadwick, Abiah 146 

Abra (Wentworth) 529 

William 146 

Challis, Enoch 594 

Chamberlain, John 616 

William 203 

Chambers, Janet 485, 486 

Margaret 485 

Martha 485 

Robert 4S5 

William 485,486 

Chandler, John 195, 252, 342 

Joseph 64 

Sanborn 470 

Chapman, Mary (Weeks) 294 

Samuel 55, 57 

Chase, Ann (m. Taylor) 695 

Ezekiel 652 

James 694,696,697 

Joanna 21S, 693, 696, 697 

Joanna (m. Norris) 694, 695 

Jonathan 126,218 

442, 693, 695-697 

Jonathan, Jr 21S 

Love (Leavitt) 716 

Lvdia 21S,697 









/ 









IND 

Chase, continued. 

Mercy (m. Robinson) 694, 695 

Moses 695, 697 

Sarah (m. Thurston) 696 

Stephen 316 

Thomas 218,364 

628, 652, 694, 695, 697 

William 694, 695 

Cheney, Thomas 373, 377 

Chesley, Ichabod 226 

James 529 

John 662 

Samuel 258 

Thomas 285 

Christy, Thomas 486, 4S7 

Church, Abigail (Hanson) 622 

John . .523-525 

Churchwell, 255 

Cilley, Abigail 309, 310 

Benjamin 310, 564, 577 

Benoni 309,310 

Dorcas 310 

Eleanor 310 

Elizabeth 310 

Joseph 213,216,218 

Martha 310 

Mary 309,310 

Mehitabel 310 

Rachel 309,310 

Samuel 309 

Sarah 310 

Thomas 309 

Clark, Abigail (Shaw) 366 

Abraham 741 

Agnes 105, 242 

Agnes (m. Meader) 105 

Alexander 149, 234 

Daniel 560,633,635 

Elizabeth (Tuckerman) 236 

Enoch . . . 138, 325, 326, 403, 538, 617 

Isaac 174 

James 296, 751 

John 242,302,303 

Jonathan 180, 249, 449 

Joseph 441, 560 

Josiah 242 



EX 773 

■ 

Clark, continued. 

Keziah (Brackett) 687, 688 

Lydia (Marston) 362 

Margaret 451, 486 

Richard 2,397 

Samuel 25, 105, 263, 738 

Sarah 480 

Sarah (Mudgett) 247 

Satchwell 249 

Thomas 480 

William 280 

Clarkson, Andrew 212, 748 

James 240, 389, 40S 

Clay, James 496 

John 496 

Jonas . . 495, 496 

Mary 496 

Millicent 496 

Stephen 496 

Clement or Clements. 

Job 348,658,725-727 

John 68 

Mary (Bartlett) 471 

Moses 251,252 

Samuel 726,727 

Thomas 8S 

Clendenin, William 189 

Clifford, David 300 

Dorothy (Frost) 2S2 

Elizabeth 301 

Isaac 298-300 

Israel 29S, 300 

Joseph 29S,299 

Mehitabel 74 

Samuel 110, 313, 335 

Samuel, Jr 313,314 

Sarah 299 

Tristram 298,299 

William 300 

Zachariah 298,299 

Clifton, Mary 2S 

Clough, Aaron 127 

Cornelius 9 

Elijah 321-323,736 

Ezra 406 

Ichabod 321-323 



774 



INDEX 



Clough, continued. 

Jeremiah 169 

Jonathan 322, 323 

Joseph 321 

Martha 322,323 

Nathan 313,314 

Rebecca 321, 730 

Zaccheus 322 

Cloutraan, Widow 203 

Coburn, Jonathan 231 

Stephen 232 

Cochran, 751 

Abraham 157, 158 

Andrew 157 

Ann , 157, 158 

Elizabeth 438 

Elizabeth (Reid) 1SS 

Isaac 438 

James 85, 157 

James, Jr 157 

Janet (Adams) 148 

John 157, 303, 438 

Joseph 438,628 

Lilly 438 

Mary 157, 158 

Peter 303 

Robert . . 172, 292, 293, 332, 566, 608 

Samuel 438 

Susan 438 

Thomas 14S, 438 

William 59 

Coffin, Daniel 305 

Hannah (Smith) 575 

Peter 455,717,732 

Tristram 200, 575 

Coker, 449 

Mary (Moore) 449, 450 

Colburn, Jonathan 342 

Thomas 629,652,653 

Colby, Abial * 249 

Ann 341 

Benaiah 340 

Enoch 249, 315, 522, 595, 596 

Jacob 651 

Joseph 139-141 

Mary 136, 340 



Colby, continued. 

Mary (Webster) 340, 341 

Philip 412 

Sampson 549 

Tabitha 412 

Colcord, Ebenezer 60-62 

Edward 446, 723 

Hannah (Fellows) 60-62 

Jonathan 263 

Mary (Gordon) 446 

Sarah 446 

Coleman, Cato 281 

Benjamin 2S0 

Hagar 2S0 

Mary (Frost) 2S0, 281 

Collins, Ebenezer 105 

John 80 

• Tristram 77-81 

Compton, John 487 

Connor, Benjamin 600, 733-735 

Samuel 557 

Converse, Joshua 355 

Rachel 356 

Cook, Thomas 563 

Coolbroth, Benjamin 312 

James 312 

Coombs, William 314 

Copp, Moses 138, 141, 232, 567 

Corlis, Jonathan 581 

Cottle, Joanna (Leavitt) 416, 417 

Cotton, Abigail SOS 

Benjamin 645 

Bethia (Furber) 22S 

Dorothy 308 

Elizabeth 270, 306, 307 

Elizabeth (Jackson) . . .598 

Elizabeth (m. Davis) 307, 308 

Elizabeth (m. Fernald) 308 

John 228,256 

Joseph 441,618,723 

Mary 308 

Sarah 308 

Solomon 380 

Thomas 15, 104, 306-308, 441 

William 307,308 

I Coultas, John 701 



NDEX 



U5 



Cowen, George 616 

James 617 

Margaret 615 

Rachel 616 

Thomas 615 

Cr.ii jgc, Agnes (Graham) 521 

Andrew 497-499 

David 487,488 

John 160 

Mary 488 

Cram, Abigail (Dearborn) 368 

Benjamin 549 

John 193, 261 

Jonathan 194 

Nathan ." 443 

Thomas 443,536 

Crawford, 703 

Mary (Graham) 522 

Robert 497, 499, 500, 522 

William 481, 497, 522 

William, Jr 499, 500 

Creighton, George 75 

Critchett, Mary (Roberts) 413 

Cromwell, Eliphalet 493 

Cross, Zachariah 584 

Crown, Abigail (Kenniston) 537 

Culbertson, Catherine 188 

Cummings, Alexander 243 

Ann 243 

Ephraim 412 

Hannah 561 

Jerahmeel 561 

John 616 

Jonathan 91, 616, 617 

Josiah 100, 560, 615 

Samuel 544, 547, 561, 562 

William 544, 547, 560, 561, 053 

Witter 243 

Currier, Abraham 253, 254 

Dorothy 253 

Henry 4S2 

Jacob 214 

John 596 

Miriam 253 

Philip 636 

Pheobe 253,254 



Currier, continued. 

Reuben 252-254 

Richard 636 

Ruth (Merrill) 636 

Samuel 253 

Sarah (Merrill) 636 

dishing, Caleb 310 

James 66, 68 

Jonathan. . . . 121, 164, 166, 204, 421 

405, 589, 659, 742 

Peter 585 

Cutt, John. . . .33, 50, 54, 97, 98, 142, 143 

177, 178, 239, 285, 347, 348, 397 

39S, 422, 426 

Lydia 721 

Margaret (m. Vaughan) ...... .489 

Richard 489, 705, 721 

Cutting, Betty 5S0 

Ebenezer 322 

Dalling, Sarah 27 

Dalton, Samuel 209 

Timothy ,..:... .461 

Dam, Abigail (Nutter) 311, 312 

George 149, 150 

John 597 

Mary (Downs) 743, 746 

Mary (Rollins) 641 

Moses 149, 394 

Richard 312 

Samuel 743 

Danforth, Ann 561 

Ann (m. Martyn) 562 

Jonathan 176, 561 

Samuel 144 

DanieU, Elizabeth (Hanson) 622 

Joseph 741 

Thomas 705 

Daniels, William 339, 340 

Danielson, Arthur 612 

Darrah, Robert 560 

Davidson, John 612, 613 

Davis, 700 

Daniel 153, 307, 609, 610 

Ebenezer 464 

Eleazer 258 



776 



INDEX 



Davis, continued. 

Elizabeth (Cotton) 307, 

Elizabeth (m. Hicks) 010, 

Ephraim G0S- 

Hannah (m. Deering) G10, 

James . 153, GOS, G10, 

John 96, 123,608, 

Lydia (Stanyan) 

Miriam (Roberts) 

Phoebe (m. Matthews) . . . .610, 

Samuel 25S, GOS-610, 

Samuel, Jr 

Sarah 

Sarah (m. Hicks) 610, 

Thomas 609, G10, 

Dean, Captain 

Doctor 

John 328,444,445, 

Thomas 46,47,419, 

Dearborn, 

Abigail (m. Cram) 

Deborah (m. Marston) 

Ebenezer 

Edward 

Elizabeth (m. Garland) 

Esther (m. Norton) 

Henry 31S, 

John 156, 367, 

Jonathan, 15, 156, 218, 278, 306, 
367, 440, 633, 696, 

Joseph 336, 

L3'dia (m. Sanborn) 

Margaret 

Mary 

Nathaniel 

Peter 

Reuben 4,317, 

Ruth (m. Page) 

Sarah (Leavitt) 

Simon 317, 368, 

Thomas 

Debuke, Thomas 

Decker, David 

Eunice 

Deering, Hannah (Davis) 610, 

Henry 347,348, 



308 
611 
611 
611 
611 
609 
123 
337 
611 
620 
157 
.90 
611 
742 
.23 
415 
720 
515 
481 
368 
368 
270 
425 
36S 
368 
344 
369 
319 
697 
368 
36S 
522 
425 
179 
357 
319 
368 
319 
369 
3S3 
.88 
641 
641 
611 
729 



Demeritt, Eli 221, 226, 258, GOS 

Eli, Jr 221,258 

Elizabeth (Randall) 662 

Samuel 662 

Dennett, Amy 423 

Catherine 50 

Catherine (m. Shackford) . . . .50-52 

Catherine (m. Wise) 52 

Charles 639,640 

David 639,640 

Elizabeth (Miller) 423 

Ephraim 50-52, 565 

John . . .28, 50-52, 310, 425, 553, 505 

Joseph 423,473 

Mary 039, 640 

Moses .51,639,640 

Phoebe 565 

Ruth 640 

Sarah 473 

Dickey, Adam 398 

Elias 39S 

John 85 

Martha 398 

Rachel 160 

Samuel 303 

Dimond, Reuben, 288, 412, 474, 478, 596 

Dinelle, Mary 733 

Dinsmoore, Abel 546 

Abraham 545, 546 

Asa 546 

Eliphalet 54G 

Elizabeth 544, 547 

Hannah 544, 545 

John 540 

Lucy 540 

Mary 544, 547 

Samuel 544, 547 

Susanna 540 

Thomas 544, 540 

William 544, 540 

Dix, Joel 355, 350, 500 

Doak, William 702, 703 

Dockum, Benjamin 380, OSS 

Doe, Benjamin 101-103 

Daniel 101-103 

Elizabeth 100, 101, 103 



INDEX 



777 



Doe, continued. 

Elizabeth (m. Stoodley) 554 

Elizabeth (m. Woodman) . . . 102,103 

John 100-104 

Joseph 101-103 

Martha (m. Frost) 554 

Martha (m. Woodman) 103 

Mary 554 

Mary (m. Mason) 101-103 

Mary (m. Wiggin) 554 

Nathaniel 554 

Nicholas 554 

Sampson 554 

Samuel 554 

Samuel, Jr G79 

Sarah 554 

Zebulon 554 

Dolbear, Benjamin 301 

Sarah 301 

Dole, Jonathan 254 

Dolloff, Abner .34, 199, 200 

Ann 200 

Benjamin 33,34 

Catherine 198-200 

David 199 

Hannah 33 

John 199 

Jonathan 199 

Margaret (m. Bean) 199 

Mary 33 

Nicholas 445 

Richard 33,198,200 

Ruth (m. Stevens) 33 

Samuel 33,34 

Thomas 445,557 

Donnell, Rebecca 280 

Doran, Abigail 278 

William 278 

Douglass, John 411 

Dow, Abigail 547 

Amasa 496 

Benjamin 343, 345, 547, 757 

758 

Comfort (m. Green) 758 

David 162, 383 

Eliphaz 77 



Dow, continued. 

Ezckiel . . 179, 313, 314, 350, 757, 

Jabez 757, 

Joanna (m. Tucker) 

John 64, 

Jonathan 162, 163, 

Joseph 309, 

Lucy (m. Hobbs) 

Lydia (m. Towle) 

Mary (Page) 

Mary (m. Marble) 

Nathan 

Nathaniel 

Noah 

Patience (in. Stanford) 

Philip 313,350,351, 

Richard 

Samuel .... 3, 343, 346, 393, 689, 

Samuel, Jr 

Sarah (Freese) 

Simon 

Stephen 161-164, 

Winthrop 124, 

Dowen, John 

Mary 

Downing, Alice 447, 

Benjamin 

Dorothy 

Elizabeth 196, 478, 

Elizabeth (Fabyan) 

Hannah 

Hannah (m. Bickford) 196, 

Issett 

John 196- 

John, Jr 

Jonathan 191, 197, 

Joseph 

Joshua 197, 478, 

Josiah 197, 478, 

Mary 

Richard 28, 192, 197, 447, 

Sarah 

Susanna 

Temperance 

Downs, Ambrose 550, 



758 
758 
162 
433 
376 
758 
758 
758 
..3 
162 
110 
162 
.77 
758 
556 
162 
691 
693 
758 
556 
462 
376 
547 
259 
259 
448 
197 
478 
642 
588 
47S 
197 
478 
198 
312 
642 
197 
479 
479 
478 
448 
673 
47S 
478 
551 



<-' 









778 



INDEX 



Downs, continued. 

Anna (in. Heard) 744, 747 

Charity (m. Howard) 744, 747 

Ebenezcr 523, 524 

Elizabeth (Tibbetts) 333 

Elizabeth (m. Garland) 744, 74G 

Gershom 34S 

Jacob 551 

Joshua 743 

Love (m. Baker) 744, 747 

Martha 743 

Mary (in. Dam) 743, 746 

Mercy (Downs) 744, 747 

Mercy (in. Downs) 744, 747 

Patience (m. Wentworth) . .744, 747 

Paul 743 

Samuel 524 

Sarah 550,551 

Sarah (m. Ham) 743, 746 

Thomas 526, 742-744, 746, 747 

William 523,526 

Dowst, Samuel 202 

Drake, 3S3 

Abraham 623,656 

Robert 384 

Draper, Joseph 400, 431, 691, 692 

Phoebe (Marston) 691, 692 

Drew, Abigail 497 

Francis 3S6 

Jane(Oby) 386 

John 497,571, 576 

Joseph 2, 47, 153, 349, 571, 576 

Lucas 386 

Mary (Green) 155 

Sarah 386 

Solomon 611 

Widow 524 

Dudley, Hannah 733, 734 

James 369 

John 369, 397, 415, 416, 648 

John,Jr 648 

Joseph 491 

Mercy. . 369 

Nicholas 415-418, 444, 445 

Samuel 673 

Trueworthy 733-735 



Dummer, Nathaniel 9 

Duncan, George 160, 161 

John 160 

William 160 

Dunn, Mary 27 

Dunshea, Thomas 7S7 

Durgin, Eleanor 537 

Francis 572-576 

John 572 

Dustin, John 164 

Dutch, George 419 

Eames, Daniel 365 

Eastman, Amos 538-541 

Caesar 251 

Deliverance (Graves) 210 

Ebenezer 250-252, 352, 353 

Edward 354 

Hannah 354, 538, 540 

Jonathan 538-540 

Joseph 167, 251, 252, 722 

Margaret (Graves) 210 

Mary 352-354 

• Mehitabel 540 

Moses 252 

Peter 66,539,723 

Philip 251 

Richard 539 

Samuel 353 

Sarah 540 

Thomas 215 

Timothy 352 

William 539 

Eaton, Abigail (Fellows) . . . 107, 109, 110 

Hannah (Pinkham) 741 

Hannah (Worthen) 70, 78-80 

Henry 78,79 

Jabez 3S9 

Jeremiah 330 

John SO 

Mary (Pinkham) 741 

Samuel 77 

Theophilus 107, 109, 110 

Edgerly, Abigail 506, 507 

Edmunds, Alice 201 

Benjamin 551 



/ 



INDEX 



779 



Edmunds, continued. 

Edward 

John 

Jonathan 202, 

Mary 

Mehitabel 

Thomas 201, 

Elkins, Anna (m. Fogg) 382, 3S4, 

Henry 363, 3S1- 

Joanna 381,382, 

Jonathan 53, 3S1- 

Joseph 

Moses 

Elliott, Abigail 

Abraham 

Jacob 

John 

Ellsworth, Ann (Hoyt) 

Emerson, (m. Winkley) .... 



Abigail 

Abigail (m. Hale) 140, 

Benjamin 141, 142, 

Caleb 138- 

Eleazer 

Elizabeth 404, 

Mary 403, 

Priscilla 13S, 140- 

Robert 137- 

Samuel, 270, 315, 341, 358, 380, 
497, 499-501, 504, 505, 522, 

Sarah 137, 

Sarah (m. Heath) 

Stephen 

Susanna (Bradley) 

Emery, Caleb 

Edward 167- 

Mary 

Noah, 360, 456, 458, 560, 583, 
594, 677, 717, 

Richard 

Samuel 

Sarah 167, 

William 

Estes, Joseph 

Etheridge, Deborah 

Mary 

Mary (Calfe) 



201 
441 
551 
201 
201 
202 
385 
-385 
385 
-385 
.94 
460 
423 
425 
316 
372 
559 
404 
137 
141 
377 
-142 
410 
405 
404 
-142 
-141 
398 
718 
139 
137 
142 
410 
.66 
-169 
168 
584 
718 
638 
168 
168 
168 
104 
543 
543 
543 



Etheridge, continued. 

Nathaniel 543 

Evans, Abra (Wentworth) 529 

Hannah 529 

John 529 

Joseph 204 

Mary (Hanson) 622 

Robert 2,412 

Samuel 331 

Sarah 2 

Ewins, James 85, 302, 541 

Fabyan, Elizabeth (m. Downing). . . .5S8 

John 176, 312, 587, 5S8 

Joseph 588 

Mary . .5S7 

Mary (Brackett) 687 

Mary (m. Woodman) 5SS 

Mehitabel (m. Walker) 5S8 

Phoebe (m. Furber) 588 

Samuel 587,588 

Fairservice, Elizabeth (Barr) 630 

Robert 630 

Fales, James 339, 340 

Farnum, Barachias 372, 374, 375 

Daniel 252 

Fellows, Abigail (m. Eaton) 107, 109, 110 

Ann 60-62, 109 

Anna (m. Swain) 109, 110 

Benjamin 108, 109, 111 

Ebenezer, 60-62, 105, 106, 10S-111 

Eleanor 00-62 

Elizabeth 105, 106, 108, 109 

Hannah (m. Colcord) 60-62 

John 105-107, 109, 111,400 

Joseph 60-62, 107-109, 111 

Mary 107, 109-111, 352, 422 

Nathaniel 388,436 

Samuel 60-62, 107, 108, 400 

Samuel, Jr 60 

Thomas 60-62 

Ferguson, Alexander 526 

Fernald, Catherine 7 

Elizabeth (Cotton) 308 

Humphrey 170, 558 

John 7, 8, 82, 174, 5S8, 6S2 

Fessenden, William, Jr 365 



780 



INDEX 



Fifield, Benjamin 418 

Edward 10, 157 

Jonathan. .77, 78, 81, 125, 127, 250 
290, 443, 450, 536, 549, 051, 731 

737 
Samuel 90, 240, 29S, 301, 430 

Fisk, GO 

Fitch, Jabez 27, 190 

Rev. 29 

Fitts, Mehitabel 379 

Nathaniel 379 

Flagg, Zachariah 301 

Flanders, 594 

Jacob 400 

John 473,474 

Jonathan 030 

Judith (Merrill) 03G 

Moses Ill 

Fletcher, Jacob 351 

Flint, Abiah (Roberts) 372, 373 

Edward 372-375 

Fogg, Abner 317 

Anna (Elkins) 3S2, 384, 385 

Daniel 3, 3S2, 3S4, 385 

Ebenezer 737 

Enoch 3G3 

James 400 

John 249 

Lydia 737 

Meribah 249 

Simon 737 

Follansbee, Mary (Robinson) 720 

Thomas 372, 374, 395, 737-739 

William 376,377 

Follett, Benjamin 397 

Deborah 397 

Francis 601 

Folsom, Abigail 21-23,434,434 

Abraham 19, 20 

Ann 433 

Anna IS 

Anna (m. Gilman) 24, 25 

Anna (in. Young) 433 

Daniel 324 

Deliverance 263 

Edward 194,195 



Folsom, continued. 

Eleanor (Brackctt) 687 

Elizabeth 21, 432, 582, 583 

Elizabeth (Webster) 712, 713 

Elizabeth (m. Bryent) 432, 433 

Ephraim 69, 194, 195 

James. 278,582,712 

Jeremiah 432-434, 607 

Jeremiah, Jr 432 

John 19, 20, 329, 409, 410, 415 

431,433,434,075 

Jonathan . . 18, 19, 25, 194, 324, 327 

045, 072 

Joseph 09 

Josiah 21-23,25 

Lydia 23 

Mary 20,22,23 

Mary (m. Mead) 423, 434 

Nathan 432 

Nathaniel. .21-23, 25, GGG, 072, 711 

Peter 22 

Samuel 23,24 

Sarah 22,23 

Sarah (m. Lowe) 433, 434 

Trueworthy 24 

Footman, 572 

Ford, John 303 

Thomas 50S 

Forsaith, Esther 500 

Esther (Graham) 521 

Matthew 498-500, G31 

Foss, Isaac 4S2, GS7, OSS 

John 315,411 

Josiah GSS 

Sarah ( Waterhouse) 504 

Tabitha 315 

Tabitha (m. Underbill) 315 

Zachariah 314 

Foster, Elisha 271 

Fowle, Abraham 53 

Ann (Godfrey) 53 

Isaac 53 

Fowler, John 107 

Fox, John 328 

Foye, James 530 

Frederick, Christopher 30 



<:' 



NDEX 



781 



Freese, Anna 25, 3G4, 307, 369, 

George 

Jonathan 555, 

Joseph. . .25, 218, 304, 307, 300, 
550, 592,. 

Sarah 555, 

Sarah (m. Dow) 

French, Abigail (Marston) 2S3, 

Ann 124- 

Bcnjamin 434, 

Benjamin, Jr 

Daniel 

Ebenezcr 

Eleanor (Haines) 

Elizabeth 

Elizabeth (Ingalls) 501, 

Elizabeth (m. Godfrey) 

Jacob 124- 

James 

Jane 

Jane (m. Winslow) 

Jemima 125, 

John 

Jonathan 

Joseph 

Joshua 100, 

Mary 125, 

Mary (m. Gilman) 

Miriam 

Nathaniel 422,434, 

Nathaniel, Jr 

Rachel 125, 

Samuel. . 125-127, 287, 288, 335, 
434, 474, 

Sarah 

Sarah (m . Sleeper) 

Simon 352, 

Thomas 

William 125, 127, 284, 

Friend, Peter 513, 

Sarah 

Frost, 



508 
550 
550 
429 
097 
550 
550 
2S4 
120 
435 
430 
254 
482 



Andrew Pepperell 279, 

Benjamin 

Charles 

Dorothy 



.04 

4S2 
502 
434 
120 
.94 
125 
120 
127 
495 
434 
590 
111 
120 
434 
335 
430 
434 
127 
330 
47S 
434 
434 
353 
435 
495 
514 
514 
.30 
282 
657 
279 
279 



Frost, continued. 

Dorothy (in. Clifford) 

Elliott 

George 279, 

Jane 

Jane (m. Watkins) 

John 27S,279, 

John, Jr 

Joseph 279,280,282, 

Margaret 

Martha (Doe) 

Mary 278,280, 

Mary (m. Coleman) 2S0, 

Miriam 

Miriam (Frost) 

Miriam (m. Frost) 

Miriam (m. Raitt) 

Sarah (in. Blunt) 

Simon 

William 35,279, 

Frye, Sarah 

Fuller, 

Furber, Abigail 

Bethiah 

Bethia (m. Cotton) 

Jerusha (m. Peirce) 

Jethro 

Moses 81 

Nathaniel 

Nehemiah 81 

Phoebe (Fabyan) 

Richard 

Sarah 

Thomas 

William SI 



2S2 
279 
280 
279 
282 
282 
279 
587 
282 
554 
2S1 
281 
057 
279 
279 
282 
279 
280 
280 
510* 
344 
.82 
.82 
228 
.82 
312 
,82 
3S6 
,82 
5S8 
.81 
.82 
228 
,82 



Gage, John 140, 348, 370, 411 

Gaines, George 757 

John 97, 177 

Ruth 177 

Ruth (Waterhousc) 504 

Gale, Jacob 051 

Gambling, Benjamin 190 

Mary 190 

Garland, Elizabeth (Dearborn) 308 

Elizabeth (Downs) 744, 740 



... 



782 



INDEX 



Garland, continued. 

Hannah 364. 365 

Jabcz G5S 

Jacob 3C>4 

Jane. 303,304 

Jane (m. Swett) 304 

John 2S3,392,743 

Jonathan 344, 345 

Joseph 303,304 

Moses 3G4,305 

Nathaniel 104, 304 

Peter 4G0, 401 

Samuel 5 

Sarah 104,304 

Gee, Elizabeth 397 

Joshua 390,397 

Joshua, Jr 397 

Margaret 397 

Sarah 390,397 

Sarah (Rogers) 390, 397 

George, Sarah (Swett) 509 

Thomas 509 

Gerrish, Jonathan 104, 105 

Madam 104 

Mary 104 

Paul 104-107, 509, 571 

Samuel 104-100, 1GS, 109 

Stephen 109 

Gibson, James 301, 019 

Giddings, Eliphalet 710, 714 

John 710 

Nathaniel 23S 

Zebulon . . 04, 75, 238, 300, 380, 390 

710 

Gilbert, Mary 435 

Thomas 435 

Gilchrist, Agnes 357, 35S 

Agnes (m. Greer) 358 

Alexander 357, 358 

Elizabeth 357,358 

John 350,357 

Robert 35G-359 

William 356-359, 398 

Gile, Jonathan 137 

Giles, 405 

Lydia (Tibbetts) 333 



Gill, Daniel 

Gilman, Abigail 247, 

Abigail (Thing) 599, 

Abigail (m. Lord) 

Andrew 

Ann (in. Lougee) 

Anna (Folsom) 24 

Antipas 359,646- 

Biley 

Caleb 44, 270, GG5, G8G 

Caleb, Jr 270,414 

Cartee 34,200,276,408, 

Constantino 

Daniel . . 19, 25, 75, 329, 352-: 
3G9, 408, 453, 450, 457, 064, 
66S-670, 672- 

David 

Deborah (Thing) GOO, 

Dinah 

Edward. . 22, 25, 419, 44G, 500, 
045, 047, 

Elizabeth 43, 329, 570, 579, 

Elizabeth (Leavitt) 410, 

Elizabeth (Thing) 599, 

Elizabeth (m. Thurston) 

Israel 207,001,078, 

Israel, Jr 

Joanna 

Joanna (Thing) 599, GOO, 

Joanna (m. Wentworth) . .604, 

John.. 23S, 239, 359, 411, 418, 

570, 001, G48, 665, 669-G71, 

710,712-714,733, 

John, Jr 007, 

John, 3d . . . 452, 456, 570, 000, 
G7G, G78, 

Jonathan 045-648, 710, 714, 

Jonathan, Jr 327,001, 

Joseph. . 570, 043, GG5, 009-071, 

077, 079, 

Josiah..l9, 25, 247, 248, 328, 

445, 484, 570, 664-666, 668- 

710, 

Josiah, 3d 077, 

Judith GG3, 007, 



.78 
484 
GOG 
.43 
5S0 
.43 
,25 
048 
713 
710 
04S 
414 
G43 
355 
065 
676 
.24 
602 
.45 
5S3 
64S 
643 
417 
600 
.43 
697 
G7S 
.45 
004 
GG7 
06S 
452 
074 
735 
735 
073 
710 
73S 
007 
074 
GS6 
444 
■677 
732 
714 
732 



(' 



INDEX 



783 



VI 



Gilman, continued. 

Judith (m. Smith) 43 

Lydia 359 

Lydia (Thing) 599, 603 

Martha 23S 

Mary. . 45, 329, 570, 664, 665, 66S 
669, 673, 674, 676, 677, 734 

Mary (French) 434 

Mary (Webster) 713 

Mary (m. Robinson) 647, 64S 

Maverick 646-648 

Moses 43,44 

Moses, Jr 676 

Nathaniel 44, 46, 327, 329 

Nicholas... 22, 329, 484, 491, 570 

663-667, 669-675, 677 

Nicholas, Jr 19-21, 46, 327, 329 

Peter.. 18, 19, 25, 34, 46, 98, 118, 

213, 327, 329, 644, 664 

Phillis 45 

Robert .328,507,667 

Robin 45 

Samuel. . 46, 327-329, 360, 446, 447 
452, 570, 583, 663, 664, 667, 668 

670, 671, 673-676, 678 

Samuel, Jr. . 411, 664, 665, 668-670 

672-676 

Sarah 44,46 

Sarah (m. Pike) 664, 666 

Shuah (m. Thurston) 43 

Somersby 329 

Stephen 434 

Tabitha 45, 664, 665, 66S-670 

672-676 

Theophilus 600 

Tristram, 570, 665, 669-671, 674, 

677 
Trueworthy . . 247, 248, 664, 666, 668 

Gilmore, Agnes 267, 268 

Elizabeth 264, 266, 268 

Jane 264 

Jane (m. Peterson) 266 

James 264, 265, 267, 268 

John 252,264-266 

Jonathan 264, 266 

Margaret 264 



Gilmore, continued. 

Margaret (in. Patterson) 266 

Marian 267,268 

William 265,268 

Given, Widow 160 

Glanville, Thomas 470 

Glaster, Robert 733 

Glenn, Jane 198 

Thomas 19S 

Godfrey, Ann (m. Fowle) 53 

Elizabeth (French) 434 

Isaac 53,54, 106,434 

James 52-54, 317, 369 

Nathan 431 

Priscilla 52, 54 

William .. .52,54 

Goffc, John 370, 580, 581, 617 

Mary (m. Woods) 5S0 

Gooch, Mary (Sherburne) 240 

Goodcy, James 116 

Goodhue, Samuel. . . .213, 216, 544, 547 
634, 635, 644 

Gooding. Daniel 493 

Sarah ( Worthen) 76, 79, 80 

Gookin, Nathaniel 654 

Gordon, Benjamin 211, 276 

Benoni 446 

Elizabeth 64 

James 64, 260, 414, 446 

Jonathan . . .34, 64, 65, 445, 446, 628 

Lydia (Gordon) 445 

Lydia (m. Gordon) 445 

Mary (m. Coicord) 446 

Mehitabel 64 

Moriah 444, 447 

Nicholas 444, 446, 447 

Sarah 64 

Thomas 211 

Timothy 260 

Gorman, Hannah 5S0 

Gorwood, Charles 17S, 55S 

Gould, Ann 473, 475 

Anna 474, 477 

Daniel 320 

Elias 474,476 

G ideon 474, 476 



7 8 4 



.INDEX 



Gould, continued. 

I c ha bod 474, 470 

Nathan 473-47.5 

Samuel 474, 477 

Gove, Ebcnezer 334, 335 

John 123, 125-127 

Jonathan 549, 731, 737 

Nathaniel 110, 111,737 

Graham, Agnes (m. Craige) 521 

Ann 498-500,522 

Eliphalet 499 

Esther (m. Forsaith) 521 

Janet 521 

Jean (m. White) 521 

Mary (m. Crawford) 522 

Robert 49S, 499, 521, 522 

Robert, Jr 500,521 

William 497-499 

Graves, Benjamin 210, 211 

Deborah (Marston) G91, G92 

Deliverance (m. Eastman) 210 

Israel 259 

John 210,691,692 

Joseph 210,259,260 

Margaret 259 

Margaret (m. Eastman) 210 

Martha 500 

Mary 210 

Mehitabel 259 

Samuel 500 

William 210,211 

Gray, Grace (Lang) 614 

John 512 

Joseph 614 

Greeley, Andrew 110 

George 9S 

Jonathan 110 

Joseph 106 

Mary 97,98 

Peter 97,98 

Samuel 652,653 

Green, Abigail 154, 155 

Ann 618 

Anna (Peirce) 131,182 

Barzilla 378,379 

Benjamin 154, 182, 194, 205, 729, 731 



Green, continued. 

Bradbury S4 

Captain 193 

Comfort (Dow) 758 

Deborah 155, 156 

Ebenezer 378 

Elizabeth 730 

Ephraim 154-156,440 

Esther (m. Melchcr) 730 

Hannah 154, 155 

Hannah (m. Tilton) 730 

John 154.61S 

Jonathan 200, 364, 697, 730, 731 

Joseph 154, 182, 377, 379 

Margaret (Peirce) 131, 1S2 

Mary 154-156, 730, 731 

Mary (m. Drew) 155 

Robert 258, 61S 

Samuel 154,156 

Sarah 378,379 

Sarah (m. Mason) 155 

Sarah (m. Sanborn) 730 

Timothy 378 

William 61S, 619 

Greenleaf, Ann 698-700 

Elizabeth 700 

Stephen 271, 272, 3S9, 698-700 

William 700 

Greenwood, Mary 100 

Samuel 100 

Greer, Agnes (Gilchrist) 358 

Gregg, David 59. 70, 71 

Hugh 487 

Samuel 303 

William 70,113,629,752 

Gregory, Thomas 143 

Griffin, Theophilus 359 

Griffith, Gershom 177, 558 

John 96, 21S, 390, 437 

Hackett, Joseph 679 

Hadden, Jarrett 215, 216 

Hadlock, Hannah (Hoyt) 597 

James 597 

Haines, 2S4, 344 

David 402 



INDEX 



785 



Haines, continued. 

Eleanor (m. French) 

Elizabeth (Barker) . . 

Hannah 

Hannah (Johnson) . . 

Joseph 

Lewis 

Lydia 

Matthias 

Mary 

Mehitabel 

Samuel 

Samuel, Jr 

Hale, Abigail (Emerson) . 

Ebenczcr 

Moses 

Moses, Jr 



at 

027 

57 

330 

56,58 

325,320 

402 

56, 58, 325, 425 

5S 

50, 57 

50-58, 205 

295 

140, 141 

375,377 

138-141 

140 



Samuel 240, 242, 709 

Susannc (Roberts) 375 

Thomas 372, 473, 73S, 739 

Hall, Edward 397, 005 

Elizabeth (m. Peirce) 182-184 

Hatevil 2 

Joseph 181, 182, 342, 005 

Mary (m. March) 182-184 

Sarah (m. Hubbard) 182-1S4 

Ham, Abigail (Hodgdon) 1 

Clement 008 

Daniel 743 

Elizabeth 31G 

Elizabeth (Waterhouse) 504 

Ephraim 200, 5S9, 590, 000 

George 754, 755 

John 153,742 

John, Jr 153,742 

Lydia 153 

Patience G0S 

Samuel 153 

Sarah (Downs) 743, 740 

Stephen 153 

Widow 702, 705 

William 310,708 

Hannaford, John 078, 095 

Hanson, Abigail (m. Church) 022 

Ann IIS, 120, 121 

Benjamin 120 



Hanson, continued. 

Deliverance 722 

Elizabeth (m. Buxton) 120 

Elizabeth (m. Daniell) 022 

Isaac 119-121,022 

John 121 

Joseph 119, 120, 140, 153 

523-525, 531, G5S, 718, 722 
Joseph, Jr . . . 140, 153, 200, 348, 491 

Joseph, 3d 121 

Judith (m. Twombly) 120 

Lydia (m. Stiles) 121 

Martha 021 

Martha (Bickford) 204 

Mary (m. Evans) 022 

Mercy (m. Varncy) 120 

Nathaniel 021,022 

Sarah (Twombly) 509 

Silas 021-023 

Timothy 104,121 

Tobias 118-121 

Harbett, James 214 

Harding, Joshua 379 

Nathan 379 

Samuel 379 

Hardison, John 612, 613 

Hardy, Ammi 715 

Bilcy 29S,414 

John 205 

Jonathan 205 

Leavitt 715 

Samuel 632 

Thomas 142, 715 

Harford, Lydia (Heard) 057-059 

Paul 057, 05S 

Harriman, Ann 429 

John 429 

Joseph 372, 473 

Joshua 539 

Samuel 429 

Harret, Charles 755 

Hart, John. . . .54, 144, 170, 242, 400, 473 

489, 018 

Joseph 74G 

Robert 18 

Samuel.. 52, 97, 98, 142, 143, 177 



786 



INDEX 



Hart, continued. 

Samuel, 178, 25G, 287, 314, 319, 347 
348, 397, 426, 427, 55S, 732, 730 

- Samuel, Jr 144, 314, 422 

Thomas 389 

Harvey, Ann 597 

Elizabeth G43 

Esther 150,597 

Francis 043, 044 

John 01G, 017,043,044 

Peter 30 

Robert 490,593 

Thomas 593, 043, 044 

Thomas, Jr G43 

Harwell, John 350 

Hatch, Thomas 235, 584 

Haven, Samuel 708 

Hayes, 527 

Abra 527 

Elihu 529 

Elizabeth 529 

Hczekiah 529 

John 529 

Jonathan 529 

Paul 527,529 

Robert 529 

Samuel 529 

Tamson (Wentworth) . 526, 527, 529 

530 

Thomas 529 

Wentworth 52G 

Hazeltine or Hazelton. 

Ephraim 341, 504, 723 

Mary (Ingles) 504 

Thomas 341,501 

Hazzcn, Hannah 592 

Richard... . .68, 139,251,342,372 

395, 540, 592, 738 

Sarah 592 

Healcy, Mary 249 

Nathaniel.. . .99, 131, 290, 303, 437 

Stephen 3G4 

William 249 

Heard, 523 

Anna (Downs) 744, 747 

Benjamin 057, 058, 744 



Heard, continued. 

Hannah (m. Pcirce) 058, 059 

James 057, 059 

Joseph 395 

Lydia (m. Harford) 057-G59 

Mary (m. Twombly) 058, 059 

Rebecca 395 

Tristram 527 

Heath, Asa 229-231 

Benjamin 137, 13S 

David 230,251 

Dinah 229,231 

Enoch 229,231 

Israel 215 

James 130, 229, 230, 232, 375 

Joseph . ..737, 73S 

Joshua 229-231 

Judith (m. Kezar) 230 

Mary 229,231 

Miriam 229,231 

Nathaniel 147, 230 

Samuel 376, 377, 472, 737 

Sarah (Emerson) 137 

Susanna 229,231 

William 162,232 

Henderson, Howard 338, 339 

Hicks, Elizabeth (Davis) 010, Gil 

Sarah (Davis) 010, Gil 

Zachariah 31 

Hill, Abigail (m. Mathcs) 92 

John 233, 62S, 078, 740 

John, Jr 028 

Joseph 324 

Mary (m. Burnham) 92 

Nathaniel 91,93 

Samuel 92 

Sarah (m. Warner) 92 

Smith 653 

William, Jr 25S 

Valentine 92,93 

Hilliard, Benjamin. . . .99, 194, 250, 290 
394, 395, 437, 570, 577 

Chase 2S9, 290 

John 144 

Joseph Chase 291 

Mary 289 



INDEX 



787 



Hilliard, continued. 

Simeon 2S9-291 

Timothy 194, 2S8, 290, 291 

Zebulon 289-291 

Hills, Anna 560 

Benjamin 595 

Enoch 500 

Nathaniel 500 

Samuel 5G0 

Stephen 316 

Hilton, Charles 207, 678 

Margaret 99 

Matthew 99 

Prudence 557 

Prudence (Page) 461 

Samuel 556, 558 

William 686 

Winthrop 678 

Hoague, 690, 691 

Benjamin 625 

Comfort (Stanyan) 123 

John 625, 71S 

Jonathan 123, 620 

Stephen 620 

Hobbs, James. . . 146, 319, 383, 494, 552 

65G 

John 2S3 

Lucy (Dow) 75S 

Morris .384 

Hodgdon or Hodsdon. 

Abigail (m. Ham) 1 

Ann 1,2 

Israel 1,2,479 

Mary (m. Randall) 1 

Moses 1,2,746,747 

Shadrach 1,2 

Timothy 622 

Hodge, Samuel 157 

Hogg. Agnes 541, 542 

Elizabeth 541,542 

John 302,500,541,542 

Joseph 541,542 

Thomas 541,542 

Hoit. See Hoyt. 

Holdridge, John 188 

Robert 1SS 



Holmes, John 4S6, 4S7 

Joseph 73 

Hook, Josiah 126 

Hooker, William 614 

Hookley, William 459 

Hopkins, David 630 

John 752,753 

Hopkinson, Elizabeth (Noyes) 515 

John 515 

Home, 102 

John 348 

Horner, Elizabeth 728 

James 72S 

Jean 72S 

John 727-729 

Margaret 727, 728 

Thomas 727, 729 

Howard, Amos 742, 744 

Charity (Downs) 744, 747 

Hoyt, Abigail (m. Pickard) 559 

Ann (m. Ellsworth) 559 

David 594,595 

Esther (m. Jewett) 559 

Hannah 55S, 594 

Hannah (m. Hadlock) 597 

Hannah (m. Stevens) 559 

Jemima 559 

John 594,731 

Jonathan 594, 597 

Joseph 55S, 500, 594, 634, 635 

Joseph, Jr 559 

Lydia (Miller) 423 

Mary 594,596 

Mary (m. Smith) 559 

Micah 594 

Miriam 594, 596 

Priscilla (m. Palmer) .559 

Ruth 593,594,596 

Thomas 80,593,594 

Hubbard, Ann (Jaffrey) 70S, 709 

Jeremiah 9 

Joseph 1S2-1S4 

Leverett 70S, 709 

Sarah (Hall) 182-1S4 

Huckins, John 008 

Thomas 84 



INDEX 



Huey, Catherine 

Huggins, Nathaniel 

Humphrey, John. .292, 332, 4S8, 507, 

William 

Hunking, Mark 747, 

Mark, Jr 161, 280, 295, 297, 

334, 33G, 342, 355, 358, 363, 
372, 380, 381, 38S-390, 394, 
398, 411, 412, 422, 425, 4G3, 

Mrs 703, 

Hunkins, John 

Hunt, Daniel 

Elizabeth (Stanyan) 

James 

Thomas 

Hunter, David 265, 

John 264,265, 

Huntington, Timothy 

Huntress, Deborah 

George 239, 

Hannah (m. Scales) 

Hibbard 

John 3S7, 

Jonathan 3S7, 

Mary 

Mary (m. Martin) 

Tamson (m. Parshley) 

Huse, 

Stephen 

Huske, Ellis 703, 

Hussey, 



John 

Joseph 

Margaret (Tibbetts) 

Robert 

Hutchins, John 

Samuel 



425 
283 
753 
292 
748 
324 
370 
395 
472 
040 
704 
330 
.57 
122 
122 
122 
20S 
26S 
594 
387 
388 
387 
387 
3SS 
388 
387 
3S7 
3S7 
501 
252 
709 
383 
333 
552 
333 
333 
162 
757 



Ingalls, Abigail (m. Morse) 504 

Eldad 138, 141 

Elizabeth (m. French) 501, 502 

John 128 

Mary (m. Hazeltine) 504 

Mehitabel (m. Moores) 503 

Nathaniel 500, 502-505 



Ingalls, continued. 

Peter 500, 502, 504, 544 

Ruth 502,504 

Samuel. .330, 331, 380, 500-502. 504 

Sarah (m. Snow) 503 

Timothy 503,504 

Jackman, George 167, 722 

James 127 

Richard 169 

Jackson, Benjamin 34-30 

Clement 181-184, 1S6, 555, 730 

Daniel. 240, 242, 2S7, 390, 39S, 437 
597, 599, 753 

Dorothy 599 

Ebcnezcr 35, 36, 39, 286, 2S7 

Elizabeth (m. Cotton) 59S 

Ephraim 598, 599 

Ephraim, Jr 38S 

Eunice 59S 

George 2S7 

Hannah (m. Bristow) 598 

Jeffrey 59S 

Johnson 598 

Joseph 34, 35, 181-184, 59S 

Mary 34, 35, 388, 3S9 

Mary (m. Pcirce) 598 

Mary (m. Walton) 35, 36, 39 

Mehitabel 2S7 

Mehitabel (m. Langdon) . .35, 36, 39 

Ruth (m. Sargent) 35, 36 

Samuel 35, 36, 270, 552 

Sarah 280,287 

Sargent 287 

Thomas 35, 30, 39, 755, 757 

William 598 

Jaffrey, Ann (m. Hubbard) 70S 

Ann (m. Peircc) 703, 704 

Elizabeth (m. Solly) 70S 

George 701-705, 70S, 709 

Sarah 701,703,708 

Sarah (m. Jeffries) 703, 705, 70S, 709 

James, Benjamin 130, 208, 209 

Elizabeth (m. Rowe) 208, 209 

Francis, Jr 75, 508 

Israel 208,209 



IN 

Jarries, continued. 

Jabcz 208,200 

John GS2 

Kinsley 300 

Mary 209,300 

Mary (in. Lane) 208, 209 

Ruth 209 

Susanna (m. Sanborn) 208, 209 

Jameson, Alexander 85 

Edward 85 

John 85,80,310 

Mary (Worthen) 79, 80 

Thomas 85, 86 

Janvrin, George 753 

Jeffrey, Cyprian 553, 743 

James 235 

Jeffries, David 703, 708 

Sarah (Jaffrey) . . .703, 705, 70S, 709 

Jenness, Ann 220 

Anna (m. Parker) 2G3 

Deacon 3S4 

Elizabeth 220, 644 

Hannah , 220 

Hannah (Jenness) 263 

Hannah (m. Jenness) 263 

Hezekiah 263, 264 

Job 220,264 

John 220 

Joshua 220, 263 

Mark 264 

Mary 220 

Mary (Jenness) 264 

Mary (m. Jenness) 263 

Richard 56,263 

Richard, Jr 220 

Richard, 3d 201 

Sarah 220 

Thomas 203 

Jewell, Barnes 477, 638 

Joseph 596 

Jewctt, Benjamin 644 

Esther (Hoyt) 559 

Ezra 351 

Joce, Damaris (m. Wheelwright). . .389 

Ebenezer 389 

Richard 389 



DEX 



789 



Johnson, Abigail (m. Baker) 326 

Benjamin (,97 

Brackett 325,617 

Ebenezer. ... 138, 141, 282, 2S3, 617 

Elisha 75S 

Hannah 136 

Hannah (m. Haines) 326 

James 136, 137,326 

James, Jr 325 

John . . . . 1G4, 305, 326, 359, 375, 617 
6SS, 723 

John, Jr 723 

Joseph 385, 684 

Mary 324-326 

Mercy 144 

Michael 723 

Nathan 324-326, 617 

Noah 615 

Philip 326 

Rosamond 326 

Samuel 326 

Stephen, Jr 330, 331 

Thomas 142, 304-306, 371, 725 

Timothy 326 

William 326 ' 

Jones, 415 

Abigail 173 

Abigail (m. Thomas) 173, 174 

Ann 221,225,226 

Ann (m. Stevens) 227 

Anthony 224, 225, 227 

Benjamin 223, 224, 227 

Charity (Smith) 634, 635 

Ebenezer 172-174, 226, 227 

Jeremiah 55 1 , 583 

Joanna 173 

John 224, 227, 232, 233, 614 

Jonathan 475-477 

Joseph 221-224, 226, 4S2, 4S3 

Mary 232,583 

Mary (m. Allen) 233 

Mary (m. Smith) 173, 174 

Molly 226,227 ! 

Richard 222,225,227 

Samuel 225, 227, 664, 665, 667 

Sarah 482, 4S3 



790 



INDEX 



Jones, continued. \\ 

Sarah (m. Thurston) .483 

Stephen 172-174 

Stephen, Jr GOO 

Susanna 233 

Timothy 470, 4S3, 603 

Ursula (Pinkham) 741 

William 583 

William, Jr 35 

Jordan, Samuel 1/31 

Sarah (Rand) G 

Stillman 551 

Judkins, Abigail 04 

Benjamin 246 

Catherine 04 

Elizabeth * 04 

Hannah 24G 

Joel 03,04 

John 03,04 

Mary 04 

Mary (Robinson) 275 

Samuel 03,04 

Kelly. See also Kielle. 

Abiel 436 

Alexander 720 

Richard 436 

Kelsey, Alexander 358 

Hugh 370 

William 370 

Kendall, Abigail 00 

Amos 00,01 

Alice 00,01 

Christopher 00,01 

Daniel 00,01 

Elizabeth 00,01 

Jacob 80-01 

Nathan 80,01 

Persis 00,01 

Kennard, Atkins 451 

John 451 

Michael 122 

Rebecca (Stanyan) 122 

Kennedy, John 206 

Kenniston, Abigail (m. Crown) 537 

Benjamin 537 



Kenniston, continued. 

Elizabeth (King) 320 

George 6S7 

James 537 

John 052 

Joshua 537 

Moses 537 

Kent, Benjamin 5S2 

Dorothy .5S2 

Elizabeth 582 

John 5S2 

Joseph 581,582 

Robert 581,582 

Sarah 5S2 

Keycs, 702, 700 

Elizabeth 425 

Henry 425,426 

Mary 426 

William 746,747 

Kezar, Ebenczer 330, 331 

George 330,331 

John 331 

John, Jr 330 

Judith (Heath) 230 

Mary 142,330,331 

Mary (m. Rowcll) 331 

Susanna 331 

Kidder, Benjamin 370 

Esther 5S0 

John 5S0 

Mary 580 

Sarah 5S0 

Kielle, James 624 

Kimball, Aaron 342 

Abraham 342 

Amos 128 

Asa 342 

Benjamin 65-6S 

Caleb 646 

David 342 

Elizabeth 342 

Hannah 67 

Jonathan 66, 738, 730 

Lydia 67 

Mary 65,67,342 

Mehitabel 67 



[NDEX 



791 



Kimball, continued. 

Moses 66 

Reuben 342 

Samuel 373 

William 342 

Kimming, Moses 93, 582 

Kincaid, Samuel 206 

King, Abigail 2SG 

Charles 245, 2S0, 433, 43G, 437 

Elizabeth 320 

Elizabeth (m. Kenniston) 320 

George 280 

James Playters 2S0 

Mary 2SG 

Samuel 320 

Sarah 320 

Thomas 2SG 

William. . . .27, 30, 35, 39, 136, 2SG 
398, 505, G18, G99-701, 736, 748 

Kinney, Hannah (Marsh) 653 

Knight, Captain 191 

Deborah 190 

John 52, 372, 374, 377, 3SS 

Moses 17 

Rosamond (Cate) 17 

Temple 52 

Tristram 372 

William 709 

Knipe, William 732, 733 

Knox, see Nock. 

Knowles, Abigail 343, 344, 346 

Amos 343-346 

Jeremiah 34G 

John 346, 3S4 

Moses 34G 

Knowlton, Ebenezer 442 

Ebenezer, Jr 443 

Jane (Philbrick) 442 

Ladd, Alice 246 

Alice (Thing) 599,605 

Catherine (Thing) 599, GOG 

Elias 200, 455, 491, 5S3 

John, Jr 246,652 

Josiah 200,570 

Lambert, Elizabeth (Pickering) 255 



I Lamprey, Benjamin 4 

John 343,346 

Nathaniel 346 

Lancey, William 463 

Lane, Elizabeth (Blake) 49 

John 656 

Joshua 177, 689, 693 

Mary (James) 208, 209 

Ruth (Batchelder) 651 

Samuel 84,633,635 

Lang, Benjamin 3S8 

Catherine 614, 615 

Dorothy (m. Wells) 613 

Elizabeth 271, 3S8, 613-615 

Grace (m. Gray) 614 

Hannah (m. Mills) 613 

John 15,613-615 

Mary (m. Adams) 614 

Ruth 613 

Sarah (Stanyan) 620 

Stephen, Jr 614 

William 613,614 

Langdon, Job 721 

John, Jr 582 

Joseph. . 72, 245, 309, 441, 551, 578 
747, 749 

Joseph, Jr IS, 152 

Mark.. 27, 96, 98, 136, 152, 235 

347, 348, 390, 391, 396, 405, 494 

599, 699, 700 

Mary 72 

Mehitabel (Jackson) 35,36,39 

Samuel 28,532,533 

Tobias 52, 105, 151, 396, 578 

William 242 

Woodbury 709 

Langley, Hannah 5S2 

Job 660 

Jonathan 5S1, 5S2 

Thomas 582 

Larey, 24, 646 

Agnes 19S 

Daniel 3S0 

Jeremiah 233 

Samuel 198 

Thomas -. . .199,380 



792 



INDEX 



Lavers, Jacob 395, 473, 

Lawrence, 



Leach, Elizabeth 133, 

James 

Mary 

William 543,544, 

Zachary 

Lear, Tobias 

Tobias, Jr 229, 

Leathers, Thomas 

Leavitt, 



Alice 

Alice (m. Odlin) 

Benjamin 450,519, 

Captain 

Daniel 

Dudley 278, 415, 515, 715- 

Elizabcth 

Elizabeth (m. Gilman) 41G, 

Elizabeth (m. Odlin) 

Hannah 

James . .208, 414-419, 510, 005, 

Jeremiah 

Joanna (m. Cottle) 410, 

John 310-319, 

Jonathan 579, 090, 

Joseph 515,510, 

Love (m. Chase) 

Mary 319, 

Mary (Wadleigh) 

Mary (m. Tuck) 410, 

Moses. . 10, 270, 27S, 299, 310- 

403, 483, 490, 028, 090, 

Samuel. .317,319,383,384,418, 

Sarah . . .310, 317, 414-418, 579, 

Sarah (m. Dearborn) 

Sarah (m. Thurston) 

Seelcy 

Stephen 557, 715, 

Lee, Lydia (Swctt) 

Leighton, Deborah 209, 

Hatevil 

Thomas 209, 

Lewis, William 

William, Jr 



571 
.25 
130 
597 
543 
729 
021 
239 
743 
174 
449 
715 
417 
520 
.19 
579 
■717 
579 
417 
410 
414 
715 
717 
507 
417 
040 
091 
579 
710 
383 
515 
417 
319 
715 
024 
715 
319 
716 
579 
716 
193 
210 
612 
210 
404 
404 



Libby, Elizabeth (Mescrve) 

George 8,597, 

Jeremiah 242, 

Jeremiah, Jr 178, 

Jeremy 

Margaret (Abbott) 

Mary (Miller) 423, 

Nathaniel 

Light, John 447, 072, 721, 

Robert 301, 324, 329, 452, 

490, 001, 007, 652, 604, 710, 
714,718,719,721,722, 

Linkfield, Benjamin 580, 

Edward 

Sarah 

Little, Daniel.. 137, 140-142, 147, 
371,372,374,472, 

George GG, 137, 

James 505, 

Joseph 141, 

Thomas 138, 141, 

Livermore, Matthew. . 97, 150, 212, 
570,571,576,577,614, 

Locke, Deacon 

Edward 314, 

Elisha 

Hannah (Blake) 

Jcrusha (Shaw) 

Joseph 56, 

Loggin, John 

Long, Abigail 

Pierse 243, 

Longfellow, Jonathan 213, 216, 

Lord, Abigail (Gilman) 

Jemima (Sanborn) 

John. . 20, 23, 47, 445, 570, 645, 

Loud, Abigail 150, 

Benjamin 

Bethia 

Elizabeth (Went worth) 

John 

Solomon 150, 

Solomon, Jr 

William 151, 

Lougee, Ann (Gilman) 



464 
598 
59S 
619 
195 
257 
424 
734 
722 
456 
711 
735 
617 
617 
580 
300 
73S 
139 
644 
505 
5G8 
331 
024 
384 
430 
204 
430 
179 
264 
451 
39S 
39S 
218 
.43 
249 
734 
735 
151 
151 
150 
.26 
202 
2S5 
5G2 
152 
.43 



INDEX 



793 



Lougee, continued. 

Joseph 

Lovejoy, Henry . . 
Lovering, . 



John 211,409,410, 

Lovewell, John 

Jonathan . . . .355, 356, 490, 562, 

Nehemiah 

Zaccheus 100, 

Lowe, Jacob. . . 12, 150, 433, 434, 439, 

Mary 

Nathaniel 143 

Sarah (Folsom) 433, 

Lubbins, 



Lucas, Margaret 

Lummocks, James 

Nathaniel 

Lund, William 355, 

Lunt, Daniel 326, 

Lyford, Biley 29S, 

Lyon, Jonathan 



359 
252 
210 
051 
147 
615 
147 
147 
440 
144 
144 
434 
.30 
142 
405 
22G 
350 
590 
301 
371 



McClary, Andrew 490, 593 

John S9 

Thomas S9 

McClellan, Hugh 39S 

John 39S 

McClintock,\Villiam 5S0 

McClure, Richard 301, 302 

McCoy, Alexander 70 

Susanna 70 

Susanna (m. Waddell) 70 

McCres, Benjamin 401, 402 

McCurdy, Robert 480, 729 

McGregore, David . .85, 86, 1SS, 206, 296 

James 4SS 

McHard, James 539 

McKean, 751 

John 630 

McKellips, David 358 

McLaughlin, John 234, 581, 617 

Rebecca (Blair) 303 

McLucas, Thomas 601 

McMaster, Hugh 361 

John 361 

Samuel 361 



McMurphy, John. . .85, S7, 91, 112, 147 

14S, 157, 161, 171, 267, 296, 298 

358, 39S, 500, 504, 619, 631, 717 

729, 732 

McNeil or McNeal. 

Alexander 171, 358, 752, 753 

John 234,534,729 

William 297,486 

McPherson, Elizabeth 171 

James 171 

Mary 171 

Samuel 171, 172 

William 170,171 

McQuaid, James 487, 495 

Martha 487 

McVicker, John 558 

Mace, Joseph 551 

Magoon, Abigail 409, 410 

Samuel 408 

Main, Amos 727 

Mainwaring, 36 

Maloney, John 589, 590 

Mann, Edward 186 

Marble, Mary (Dow) 162 

March, Clement . . 176, 181, 182, 186, 348 

Mary (Hall) 182-184 

Paul 133, 136, 660 

Marsh, Ann (Roberts) 413 

Daniel 281 

Hannah 652,653 

Hannah (m. Kinney) 653 

James 652, 653 

John 664-667 

Onesiphorous 652 

Submit 652 

Marshall, Eleanor 753 

Elizabeth 396 

George 598, 615, 721, 736 

Hannah 597 

Henry 733,734 

John 356,652,653 

Martha 396 

Nathaniel 597, 598, 757 

Obadiah 396 

Samuel 753 

Marston, Abigail (m. French) . . .283, 284 



794 



NDEX 



Marston, continued. 

Ann 361,303 

Benjamin 33G, 544, 570 

Caleb 319,301-3(53 

Daniel 340,393 

David 301-303 

Deborah (Dearborn) 308 

Deborah (m. Graves) 091, 092 

Elizabeth (Rollins) 439 

Elizabeth (in. Wilmot) 091, 092 

Elisha 40,023,021 

Ephraim 41,345,090 

Esther (m. Shaw) 090, 092 

Hannah (Bartlett) 471 

Huldah 40 

Isaac 302 

Jacob 3S3 

James 302 

Jeremiah 39-41 

John 5, 3S3 

John, Jr 309 

Jonathan 344, 023 

Joseph G90, 092 

Lydia (m. Clark) 302 

Mary 39-41 

Mary (Nudd) 392 

Mary (m. Smart) 302 

Nathan 2S2-2S4 

Nathaniel 2S3, 2S4 

Phoebe (m. Draper) 091, 092 

Reuben 091,092 

Samuel 54 

Simon 40 

Susanna (m. Shaw) 090, 092 

Thomas 57, 2S2, 284 

William 089-092 

Martin or Martyn. 

Ann (Danforth) 502 

George 594 

Mary 3S7 

Michael 3S7 

Nathaniel 189, 4S7 

Richard 705 

Sarah 239 

Stephen 502 

Thomas 709 



Mason, Benjamin 140, 270, 382, 505 

Elizabeth (Tibbetts) 584, r^ 

Hannah 095 

John 320,554 

Joseph 470 

Mary (Doe) 101-103 

Sarah (Green) 155 

Massey, George. . . 143, 219, 555, 571 , 578 
088,709,717 

Mathes, 572 

Abigail (Hill) 92 

Benjamin 93, 571, 570 

Francis 581 

Francis, Jr 118 

Lydia 118,581 

Matthews, Mary (Cate) 17 

Phoebe (Davis) 010, 011 

Mattoon, Richard, 103, 104, 207, 043, 079 

Maxfield, Elizabeth 287, 28S 

Eliphalet 288 

Joseph 590 

Nathaniel 287, 28S 

Obadiah 2SS 

Ruth 287,288 

Sarah 287,288 

Maybury, William 323, 324 

Mead, John 432, 434 

Joseph 297, 29S 

Mary (Folsom) 432, 434 

Meader, Agnes (Clark) 105 

Daniel 404, 009 

Mary (Meserve) 404 

Moses 229 

Melcher, Elizabeth 200 

Elizabeth (m. Sanborn) 202 

Esther 2G0-2G2 

Esther (Green) 730 

Hannah 200,201 

John 200,201 

Mary (m. Ward) 202 

Samuel 200-203 

Sarah 200-202 

Meloon, Abigail (Robinson) 275 

Joseph 401 

Rachel (Robinson) 275 

Richard 734 



INDEX 



95 



Mendum, John 434 

Nathaniel 181, 242, 7.53 

Merrill, Abel G3G 

Ann (in. Thomas) 409 

Charity (Rollins) 439 

Elias 4GS, 470 

Eliphalet 037, G3S 

Enoch 233,469,470 

Hannah 147, G3G, G38 

Jacob 147 

James 168, 169, G37, G3S 

Joseph 232, 4GS-470, G3G-63S 

Judith 03.5 

Judith (m. Flanders) G3G 

Lydia 4G0 

Moses 79 

Nathaniel 147, G3G 

Peter 43G 

Rhoda (Pattee) 566 

Ruth (m. Currier) G3G 

Sarah 468 

Sarah (m. Currier) 630 

Thomas G3.5-G3S 

Meserve, Ann (m. Nute) 464 

Clement 465 

Daniel 4G3-465 

Deborah 463 

Elizabeth (m. Libby) 464 

George. .441, 565, 601, 612, 617, 623 

62S 

George, Jr 643,644 

John 464 

Mary (m. Meader) 464 

Nathaniel... 35, 170, 489, 699-701 

70.5 
Tamson (m. Pinkham) 465 

Miller, Abigail (m. Trickey) 423 

Benjamin. . .35, 50, 51, 316, 423-425 

641 

Elizabeth (m. Dennett) 423 

James 171 

Lydia (m. Hoy t) 423 

Mary (m. Libby) 423, 424 

Moses 423-425 

Sarah (m.Skillen) 423 



Miller, continued. 

Thomas. 146, 204, 421, 497, 505, 506 

552 
Millet t, Thomas. . 166, 531, G12, 718, 742 

Mills, Hannah (Lang) 613 

James 232 

Luke 495,513,514 

Margaret 717 



M 



iry 



Mitchell, Agnes. 
George 

Janet 

John 



614 

619 

.212,615,701 

619 

157,619 



JohmJr 292.293,567 

Moffatt, John 701, 708, 74S 

Thomas 271 

Montgomery, Elizabeth . . . . : 297 

Hugh/. 297 

Moody, Clement 666 

Cutting 217 

Dorothy (Bartlett) 216, 217 

Josiah. 360,309 

Sarah 210,217 

Mooney, Hercules 582 

Moore, Agnes 59 

Alice 751 

Ann 59 

Charles 481 

David 752 

Henry 480,481 

Isabel 752, 753 

Jane 59 

James SO, 89, 111, 112, 4S0, 481 

4S7, 751, 752 

Jean 4S2 

John 5S-60, 480-482, 504 

John,Jr 481 

Joseph 751,752 

Lydia 481 

Major 315 

Margaret 481 

Martha (Philbrick) 457 

Mary 59, 243, 4S0, 4S1, 751 

Mary (Peirce) 131,182 

Mary (m. Coker) 449, 450 

Robert 59 



796 



[NDEX 



Moore, continued. 

Samuel 59, 1S2, 243, 292 

Sampson 752 

Thomas 15G, 30G, 449, 450, 035 

William 10, 59, 44S-450, 716 

Moores, Mehitabel (Ingalls) 503 

Samuel 504,505 

Mordough, Abigail 2S4 

Elizabeth 2S4 

Nathan 2S4 

Morgan, Luther 178, 179 

Morrill, 214 

Abigail 529 

Benjamin 106, 109, 254 

Henry 412 

Nathaniel 513, 514 

Samuel 2SS 

Morris, Dennis GS5, GSG 

John 733 

Morrison, David 112, 593 

Elizabeth 117 

Ezekiel 11G, 117 

Hannah 117 

Janet 117 

John 110,117,205 

John, Jr 117 

Jonathan 42, 116, 117, 631 

Joseph 117 

Lydia (Robinson) 719, 720 

Margaret 117 

Moses 117 

Samuel 117,171,200 

Samuel, 3d 5GG 

Thomas 1 10 

William 593 

Morse, Abel 59G 

Abigail (Ingalls) 504 

Morton, John 6SS 

Moses, Daniel IS 

George 242 

James 381 

Moulton, 383 

Abigail (Page) 3 

Abraham 249 

Benjamin 4G0 

Benjamin, Jr 549 



Moulton, continued. 

Daniel 

David 

Dorothy 249, 

Jacob 

Jeremiah 345, 

John 41, 

Jonathan 343,550, 

Joseph 

Joseph, Jr 

Josiah 5, GS4, 

Josiah, Jr 343, 

Robert 3, 

Samuel 

William 3,GS9,G92, 

Worthington 

Muchmorc, Nathaniel. . . 230, 

Mudgett, 

Benjamin 

Ebenezcr 

Edward 

Elizabeth 

John 

Nicholas 

Sarah (m. Clark) . . . 

Scribner 

Simeon 

Susanna 

Susanna (m. Smith) . 

Thomas 

William 

Muzzey, John 



136, 



.331,359, 



359, 



....247, 
136,331, 



264 
330 
33G 
.58 
74G 
GS4 
758 
318 
318 
GS9 
34G 
318 
317 
G93 
. .4 
237 
501 
300 
231 
300 
247 
300 
247 
247 
300 
360 
360 
361 
248 
360 
723 



Nason, Huldah 83 

Jonathan 82-84 

Mary 83,571 

Richard S3, 290, 394, 395, 518 

Shuah 83 

William 571 

Naylor, Jonathan 69, 427 

Neal, James 190 

Joshua 696 

Margaret (Beverland) 592 

Mary (Beverland) 592 

Richard 551 

William 551 



INDEX 



797 



Nelson, Anna 237 

James 181 

John 048 

Joseph 237 

Mary S8 

Nesmith, Arthur 512, 513 

James 512 

James, Jr 513 

Ncvins, Robert 412 

Newbegin, George 123 

Mary (Stanyan) 123 

Newmareh, Elizabeth 109, 170,219 

John. . .97, 98, 109, 219, 234, 397 

571, 708 

Joseph. .34, 35, 280, 407, 4GS, 5S3 

Mark 219 

Thomas 242, 555 

Nimmock, James 149 

Nock, Silvanus 552 

Thomas 492. 494 

Nolar, Jonathan 219 

Mary 239 

Noldred, Elizabeth 242 

Norris, Benjamin 14, 142, 180, 434 

652 

James US 

Joanna (Chase) 094, 095 

Mehitabcl (Stevens) 14 

Moses 020 

Norton, David 78, 81 

Esther (Dearborn) 308 

Joseph 310 

William 282 

Noycs, Benjamin 304 

Ebenezer 304, 305, 725 

Elizabeth (m. Hopkinson) 515 

Hannah (Wadleigh) 515 

James 305 

John 305 

Jonathan 515 

Sarah 304 

Silvanus 304 

Thomas 515 

Timothy 303,305 

Nudd, James 392 

Mary (m. Marston) 392 



.392. 



Nudd, continued. 

Samuel 

Sarah 

Thomas 343, 344, 392, 

Nute, Abraham.. .229, 270, 334, 33S, 

Ann (Mcserve) 

James 334, 

Nutter, Abigail 

Abigail (m. Dam) 311, 

Anthony 310, 

Caesar 311, 

Eleanor 

Elizabeth (m. Rollins) 311, 

Hatevil SI, 310, 312, 

Hatevil, Jr 

James . 

John. . .170, 210, 311, 312,393, 

Joshua 311, 

Leah 310- 

Matthias 

Olive 311, 

Samuel 

Sarah (m. Walker) : 



393 
392 
393 
339 
4G4 
404 
393 
312 
311 
312 
311 
312 
394 
394 
394 
394 
312 
312 
393 
312 
388 
311 



43" 



Ober, Israel 

James 

John 

Oby, Jane (m. Drew) 

Odiorne, Catherine 

Catherine (Sherburne) 

Ebenezer 

Jot ham 255, 

Jotham, Jr 

William 

Odlin, 20,24, 

Alice 

Alice (Leavitt) 

Doctor 

Dudley 50G, 

Elisha 03,200,500, 

Elizabeth 508, 

Elizabeth (Leavitt) 

John 41S, 50G-50S, 645, 047 ; 

John, Jr 75, 

Silas 

William 



41S 
41S 
259 
3S6 
G15 
553 
437 
5S3 
5S3 
GG0 
415 
50S 
417 
645 
508 
507 
515 
416 
734 
735 
50S 
507 



/ 



79 8 



INDEX 



Odiin, continued. 

Winthrop 507 

Woodbridge. .238, 507, 508, 516, 720 

Ordway, John 473, 474, 47S, 482, 59G 

Osgood, Hannah 19G 

James 128, 195, 190, 342 

Otis, Ann (Stanyan) 123 

Stephen 123 

Ox, Robert 502 

Packer, Thomas 242, 031 

Page, Abigail 2 

Abigail (m. Moulton) 3 

Ann. 459,401,402 

Benjamin 3GS, 459, 400, 402 

Caleb 137, 138 

Christopher 2,5 

David 2-4,318,308 

Elizabeth (m. Tobey) 401,402 

Hephzibah 4G1 

Jeremiah 2-4 

John. . . 125, 287, 310, 308, 400, 474 

510 

Jonathan 2-5, 317-319 

Lemuel 401 

Lydia (m. Towle) 4 

Mary 459 

Mary (m. Dow) 3 

Prudence (m. Hilton) 401 

Robert , 308 

Ruth (Dearborn) 308 

Samuel 459-402 

Shubael 2-5, 203, 345 

Solomon 459, 401, 4G2 

Stephen 459-402 

Tabitha 4 

Paine. See also Payne. 

John 381 

Philip 380,381 

William 3S0. 381 

Palmer, Benjamin 027 

Christopher 343, 34G, 384, GS4 

Henry 103 

Joseph 450 

Priscilla (Hoyt) 559 

Richard 078 



Palmer, continued. 

Samuel. .5, 317-319, 343, 345, 340 
385, 441, 55G, 558, G84, G89, 758 

Samuel, Jr 5,402 

Sarah (Robinson) 719, 720 

Parcher, Elias 198 

Parker, 384 

Abigail 219 

Ann 710 

Anna (Jenness) 203 

Elizabeth 8,18,494 

John 709 

Martha 710 

Noah 208 

Samuel 343 

Thomas 219, 2G3 

William.. 7, 8, 18, 04, 82, 100, 138 
142, 150, 158, 161, 108, 170, 174 
180, 198, 212, 217, 219, 229, 245 
240, 252, 2G5, 268, 270, 270, 28G 
2S8, 290, 295, 297, 298, 302, 319 
323, 324, 334, 33G, 339, 341, 342 
346-349, 358-301, 303, 304, 309 
370, 372, 380, 381, 388-390, 393- 
395, 397, 398, 404, 405, 408, 411 
412, 422, 425, 433, 430, 437, 441 
44S, 451, 403, 472, 494, 500, 505 
508, 510, 51G, 541, 542, 544, 551- 
553, 555, 556, 558, 560-502, 565 
578, 5S2-584, 5SS, 594, 597, 59S 
001, 60S, 012, 013, 015, 017, 019 
023, 024, 02S, 031, 038-641, 643 
044, 052, 057, GG0, 004, 082, G9S- 
701, 710, 717, 718, 721-723 727 
732, 73G, 737, 740, 742, 743 74S 
749, 753 

William, Jr 142, 158, 3SS, 431 

433, 448, 5SS 
Zerviah.. . .288, 295, 433, 448, 551 

578 

Parley, Samuel 503 

Parshlcy, John 387 

Tamson (Huntress) 387 

Parsons, Josiah 190 

Samuel 7 

Partridge, William 323 



INDEX 



Pattcc, Abigail 566 

Asa 5(H), 567 

Betty 5GG 

Elizabeth 565, 567 

Ezephantah 5GG 

Hannah 566 

John 5GG-5G8 

Peter 5G5-5GS 

Richard 566, 5G7 

Rhoda (m. Merrill) 5GG 

Susanna 5GG, 5G7 

Patten. Matthew GIG 

Patterson, Alexander 149 

George 26G 

Margaret (Gilmorc) 26G 

Payne, sec also Paine. 

John 495 

Peacock, John. . 211, 212 

Mary 212 

Richard 212 

Widow 702 

Pearl, Benjamin 334 

Joseph 334 

Mary (Tibbetts) 333, 334 

Pearson, Jeremiah, 443, 53G 

Mary 443,536 

Mary (Smith) 62 

Pease, Benjamin 679 

Eliphalct 6S0 

John 679 

Nathaniel 67S-6S0 

Phoebe 678,679 

Phoebe (m. Stevens) 679 

Samuel 67S-680 

Simeon 680 

Zcbulon 679 

Peaslee, Nathaniel 372 

Samuel 215 

Peavey, Samuel o67 

Pcirce, Ann (Jaffrey) 703, 704 

Anna (m. Green) 131,182 

Daniel. . . 131-133, 182, 220, 235, 363 
505, 532, 555, 044, 700 

Elizabeth 131-133, 1S2 

Elizabeth (Hall) 182-184 

George 531-533 



Pierce, continued. 

Hannah (Heard). 
Jerusha (Furber) . 

John 

John, Jr 



799 
f| 

.658,659 

82 

468 

280 



Joseph 



. .131, 134, 1S1-1S4, 186 
220, 425, 555,' 700 

Joshua. ... .33, 131, 133-136, 182 
370, 655 

Margaret (m. Green) 131, 182 

Martha 531-533 

Mary 53 1-533, 5S7 

Mary (Jackson) 59S 

Mary (m. Moore) 131, 182 

Mehitabel (m. Sherburne) 531-533 

Nathaniel 131, 1S2, 703, 704 

Sarah (m. Boynton) 531 

Sarah (m. Winslow) 131, 182 

Susanna 555 

Thomas 347, 390, 532, 533, 658 

Pendergast, Stephen 434 

Penhallow, Samuel 497,532,533, 6S7, 699 

Pepperell, William 280 

Perkins, James . . . 123, 351, 400, 430, 431 

Jonathan 110 

Joseph 731 

Lemuel 331, 552 

Mary 25,394 

Moses 556 

Nathaniel 493,552 

William 25 

Perryman, 22 

Nicholas 44, 238, 278, 452, 490 

508, 560, 577, 5S3, 600, 732 

Peterson, Jane (Gilmorc) 266 

Robert 266 

Pett, John 625 

Pettengill, Richard 168, 169 

Peverly, Nathaniel 34S 

William 181 

Philbrick, Abiah 534 

Abigail 535 

Abigail (m. Batchelder) 6S3 

Abner 442, 443, 536, 576, 577 

Ada 535,536 

Anna (in. Shaw) 442 



8oo 



INDEX 



Philbrick, continued. 

Aphia GS3 

Benjamin. . .451-453, 455, 450, 490 
683, 684, 72.3 

Betty 452,453 

Betty (in. Thurston) 455, 457 

Dorcas 683 

Elizabeth 442, 452, 453, 535, 683 

Elizabeth (Rand) 

Elizabeth (in. Thurston) 455 

Ephraim G3, 451, 452, 456 

Isaae 6S9, 093 

Jane (m. Knowlton) 442 

Jedediah 9, 04, 94, 90, 246, 29S 

352, 407, 434, 570, 753 

Job 309 

John 443, 452, 453, 534, 53G 

Jonathan 442, 443, 535, 530, GS3 

Joseph . . 383, 393, 452, 454, 556, 723 

Joses 701 

Judith 534-530 

Martha 452, 455, 450 

Martha (in. Moore) 457 

Mary (m. Brown) G83 

Nathan 683,084 

Thomas 442,443 

Trueworthy 454 

Tuf ton 57 

Phillips, John 46, 88,2S1,329, GOS 

Samuel 281 

Philpot, Benjamin 491, 494 

Elias 491,494 

James 491, 493, 494, 552, 550 

John 491,494 

Molly 491,494 

Rachel 491,494 

Richard 491,492,494 

Ruth 491,492,494 

Pickard, Abigail (Hoyt) 559 

Pickering, 700 

Abigail 255 

Daniel 255,250 

Dorothy 255,256 

Elizabeth (m. Lambert) 255 

Ephraim 2S 

John 255, 531, 533 



Pickering, continued. 

Joshua 507 

Lydia 255 

Molly 255 

Olive 255 

Samuel 597,749 

Sarah 748,749 

Thomas 254, 256, 388 

Winthrop 588 

Pike, Elizabeth 54 

James 359, 530, 664, 666-00S 

Joseph 124 

Sarah (Oilman) 004, 000), 00S 

Solomon 54 

William 21,22 

Pillsbury, Nathan 043, 044 

Pinkhain, Elizabeth 740 

Hannah (m. Eaton) 741 

James 740-742 

Jonathan 740,741 

Judith (Tibbetts) 420 

Lois (in. Torr) 741 

Mary (in. Eaton) 741 

Otis G12 

Sarah 741 

Solomon 741 

Stephen 405, GOS 

Tamson (Mcscrve) 405 

Ursula (m. Jones) 741 

Piper, Abigail 1S9 

James 189, 190 

John ISO 

Jonathan 189, 190 

Mary 189 

Nathaniel 679 

Samuel 189, G45 

Thomas 079 

Pitman, Joseph 3SG 

Place, Richard 537 

Plaisted, Sarah 732 

Plummer, Bitfield 270 

Daniel 65S 

Elizabeth 270 

Richard 270 

Polly, Edward 97 

Pooler, Humphrey -121 



ttOI 



Pooler, continued. 

Patience (Tibbetts) 421 

Porter, Benjamin 259 

Pottle, William . .265, 397, 028, 632, 678 

097 

William, Jr 034 

Powers, Jonathan 90, 9 1 

Peter 544,501,502 

Pray, John 142 

Prescott, Abigail 249, 273 

Abigail (Ambrose) 269 

Abraham 274 

Benjamin 2S1 

Ebenezer 84,249 

Elisha 250 

Elizabeth 274 

Henry 282 

James 430, 400 

Jemima 274 

Jesse 273,274 

Jonathan 272-275, 3G3 

Judith 272,274 

Judith (m. Rowc) 273 

Judith (m. Sanborn) 275 

Micha 273 

Miriam 273 

Nathan Gove 273 

Rachel 274 

Samuel 275,519,520 

Purington, Jonathan 110, 111 

Purmont, John 044, 734, 735 

Quinby, Judith 249 

Robert 249 

Quint, Robert 50 

Raitt, Alexander 282 

Miriam (Frost) 2S2 

Ramsey, Hugh 48S 

John 028 

Lydia 488 

Matthew 728 

Rand, Amos 

Edmund 093 

Elizabeth 5-7 

Elizabeth (m. Philbrick) 

Francis 7 

51 



Rand, continued. 

John f, 

Joshua 

Nathaniel 5-7, 

Sarah (m. Jordan) 

Thomas 

Randall, Ann 000, 

Elizabeth (m. Demerit!) 

Jacob. . 152, 

James 

Jonathan 660, 

Mary 659,660, 

Mary (Hodgdon) 

Mary (Sherburne) 

Miles 659- 

Nathaniel 370,659- 

Samuel . .7 42, 

Simon 

Rankin, Alexander 

Samuel 111-113, 171, 297, 

395,408,403,472, 

Ratsey, Robert 

Read. See also Reed, Rcid. 

Captain 

Redington, Thomas 

Redman, Hannah (Rollins) . . . .439, 

John 

Joseph 

Reed. See also Read, Rcid. 

Hugh ,450, 

John 

Margaret 450. 

Peter 

Peter, Jr 

Philip 287,390, 

Rcid. Sec also Read, Reed. 

Elizabeth (m. Cochran) 188 

George 187. 1SS 

Isabella 188 

James 80,87,148,187,189 

Matthew 188 

Mary 1ST, L88 

Thomas 1 88 

Rice, John 03, 300, 455, 456, 458. 50S 

Richards, Benjamin 567, 508 

John 550 



. t) 
264 

. .0 
3S1 
662 
662 

2:55 
553 
002 
663 
. .1 
553 
662 
002 
744 
002 
265 
358 
577 
733 

.29 
259 
44 i 
422 
441 



451 
721 
451 
351 
351 
291 



802 



INDEX 



Richards, continued. 

Joseph 288 

Richardson, Hugh G28 

John 145 

Josiah 91 

Thomas . . .361, 41 1, 028, G57 

William. G29 

Ricker, Maturin, Jr 523, 527 

Riddle, Robert 265 

Rindge, Daniel . .286, 205, 324, 342, 343 
347, 348, 355, 3SS, 398, 640 

Isaac 709, 757 

William . . . .270, 302, 405, 425, 505 

542, 583, 000, 700, 732, 730, 737 

740, 742, 748, 749 

Ring, Seth.35, 39, 212, 479, 039, G41, 749 

Ritchie, John 752 

Robbins, Sarah 5S3, 584 

William 583,584 

Roberts, 493 

Aaron 47,337 

Abiah 371, 374 

Abiah (m. Flint) 372,373 

Abigail 337,589 

Alexander 413, 550, 081 

Ann (m. Marsh) 413 

Benjamin 413 

Deborah GS2 

Ebenezer 681, GS2 

Elizabeth 337, 413, 589 

Elizabeth (m. Smith) 413 

Ephraim 589 

Frances 6S0 

Francis 492, 494, 530 

George 413 

Isaac 337 

Joanna (m. Wcntworth) 081 

John 301, 413, 414, 080, GS2 

Jonathan. . 230, 371, 372, 374, 375 
413,414 

Joseph 200, 5S9 

Love 497, 506, 530, 742, 744 

Lydia 5S9 

Mary 589 

Mary (m. Critchett) 413 

Meribah 372,376,377 



Roberts, continued. 

Miriam (m. Davis) 

Moses 229,337- 

Nathaniel 336- 

Phoebe (m. Tuttle) 

Samuel 

Sarah (in. Wcntworth) 

Stephen . .47, 200, 270, 33S, 421, 

Susanna 

Susanna (in. Hale) 

Tamar 372, 376, 

Thomas 337, 

Robinson, 



Abigail (m. Mcloon) 

Daniel 719, 

David 

Elizabeth 

Ephraim 

Hannah (m. Bean) 

James 417, 

Jeremiah 

John 275,276,483,719, 

Jonathan 417,418,694-097, 

Josiah 

Lydia (m. Morrison) 719, 

Mary (Gilman) G47, 

Mary (m. Follansbee) 

Mary (m. Judkins) 

Mehitabcl 719, 

Mercy (Chase) 094, 

Rachel (m. Meloon) 

Sarah 

S*arah (m. Palmer) 719, 

Thomas 275, 

Timothy 

Roby, Ichabod 78, 340, 075, 

John 

Samuel 

Thomas 54, 

Rogers, Daniel 08,240, 

347, 390, 451, 555, 660, 703, 

Dorothy 

George 396, 

James 85,112,113,171, 

265, 207, 2GS, 29G, 297. 488, 
Nathaniel. . . .33,347, 34S, 703, 



337 

339 
338 

GS2 
413 
082 
586 
372 
375 
377 
33S 
409 
275 
720 
150 
275 
411 
275 
41S 
.719 
720 
719 
.720 
720 
G4S 
720 
275 
720 
G95 
275 
440 
720 
270 



000 

076 
595 
519 
317 
324 
709 
347 
397 
264 
495 
753 



INDEX 



803 



Rogers, continued. 

Sarah 390,732 

Sarah (m. Gee) 39G, 397 

Rolfc, Nathaniel 128 

Rollins, Abigail 191 

Abigail (Wcnt.worth) 529 

Caleb 71G 

Charity (m. Merrill) 439 

Deborah 191,041 

Edward 191,042 

Elizabeth 192,041 

Elizabeth (Nutter) 311, 312 

Elizabeth (m. Marston) 439 

Hannah (m. Redman) 439, 441 

Ichabod 191 

James 191, 192 

Jeremiah 520 

John 191 

Jonathan 11, 441, 033 

Joseph ... 12, 192, 438-441, 041, 042 

Joshua 439-441, 710 

Lydia 438 

Mary 191 

Mary (m. Dam) 041 

Mary (m. Wright) 439 

Mercy 439 

Noah 041,042 

Rachel 439 

Samuel 19S, 041, 042, 080 

Sarah 041,042 

Sarah (m. Allard) 041 

Thomas 710 

Rowc, Abigail (Stockman) 95 

Benjamin 274, 518, 549 

Elizabeth (James) 20S, 209 

Judith (Prescott) 273 

Nathan 335, 077 

Samuel 052 

Rowell, Job 038 

John 331 

Mary (Kezar) 331 

Philip 124,254,03S 

Rice 422 

Rundlett, Charles 248 

Elizabeth 24S 

Hannah 74,721,722 



Rundlett, continued. 

Jacob 74 

.James 118,248,721,722 

John 248,721 

Leah (Smith) 74 

Mary 248 

Mercy. . ; US 

Olive 722 

Priscilla 74 

Rachel (Smith) 74 

Satchwell 248,721 

Russ, John 195 

Priscilla 190 

Russell, Elcazer . 33, 35, 39, 143, 100, 170 

178, 239, 240, 242, 285, 347, 348, 420 

494, 555, 099, 701, 705, 732, 74S 

Eleazer, Jr 285 

Nathaniel 351 

Rust, Eleanor 054 

Henry 598,053,054 

Martha 053 

Richard 054 

Rymcs, Ann 29, 32 

Christopher 28-33, 044 

Dorothy 29, 190 

Samuel 29 

William 29 

Sanborn, 344, 345 

Abigail 249 

Abigail (Blake) 430 

Abraham 122, 299, 098 

Achsa 8 

Benjamin 200, 207, 250, 510, 518 

Daniel 99 

207, 202, 203, 317, 319, 332, 340 
304, 3G7, 309, 415, 410, 418, 050 

Deacon 48 

Dorothy 510-519 

Dudley 510 

Ebcnezer, 207, 249, 250, 332, 307, 033 

Elisha 207 

Elizabeth S, 200, 207 

Elizabeth (Melchcr) 202 

Enoch 020,098 

Ephraim 097,098 



804 



inde: 



Sanborn, continued. 

Ezckicl 202,043,079 

Israel 207 

Jabcz 410,417 

Jemima (m. Lord) 249 

Jeremiah 340 

Jeremiah Marston 098 

Jethro 90 

John 207,400,407 

Jonathan S, 9, 249, 079 

Joseph 207 

Joshua 097 

Judith (Prescott) 275 

Love 8 

Lydia (Dearborn) 30S 

Margaret 8 

Mary 8, 207, 249, G9S 

Mary (Batchelder) 050 

Meribah 250 

Molly 517 

Nathan 518 

Paul 577 

Reuben 249,519 

Reuben, Jr 249 

Richard 275 

Samuel 8 

Sarah 8, 249, G97 

Sarah (Green) 730 

Shubael 023 

Susanna 249 

Susanna (James) 20S, 209 

Theodate 249 

Tristram 240, 352, 355, 430 

Sargent, Edward 757 

Jacob 53, 717 

Judith 717 

Nathaniel 451, 552, 583 

Nathaniel, Jr 451, 5S7 

Ruth (Jackson) 35, 30 

Savage, Ann 115 

Job H5 

John 115,116,613 

John, Jr 115,110 

Josiah 115 

Sarah H"> 

Sawyer, Dorothy 503 



11 

Sawyer, continued. 

Elizabeth 503 

Joseph 503, 5G4 

Joshua 373 

Josiah 217 

Judah 503 

Miriam 503 

Scales, Abraham S4 

Hannah (Huntress) 387 

James 387 

Matthew 84 

Scammon, Rachel ISO 

William ISO 

Scribner, John 45 

Joseph 300,452 

Samuel 075 

Seavcr, Philip 124 

Scavcy, (True) 143 

Amos 044 

Amy 72 

Ebenezcr 71 

Hannah 71, 73 

Hannah (m. Wallis) 72 

Hephzibah (m. Wright) 72 

James 71, 244 

Joseph 044 

Joseph, Jr 73 

Rebecca 054 

Stephen 71, 143 

Thomas 72, 551 

William 55, 72, 73, 244, 044 

Secomb, Joseph 504 

Seeley, Bcnoni 78 

Scnter, David 112,113 

Jean 111-113 

John 111-113 

Joseph 112,113 

Moses 113 

Reuben 113 

Samuel 112 

Sewall, David 451, 541, 59S, 079 

Shackford, Catherine (Dennett) 50-52 

Deborah 755, 757 

Eleanor 753-755, 757 

John 35,50-52,142,152 

153, 240, 242, 250, 189, 730, 753 



INDEX 



80S 



Shackford, continued. 

Josiah 755 

Samuel 755, 757 

Shannon, Catherine 82, 219, 427,400, 473 
585, 5S9, 590, 052, GOO, 664 

749 
Nathaniel 551, 553 

Shaw, Abigail (Batchclder) 050 

Abigail (m. Clark) 300 

Anna (Philbrick) 442 

Benjamin 300, 090, G92 

Caleb 179 

Deacon 401 

Edward 177, 3G0, 3G7 

Elihu 178,179 

Elizabeth 300 

Elizabeth (Batchclder) 050 

Esther (Marston) 090, 092 

Gideon 178, 179 

Hannah 17S 

Jcrusha (m. Locke) 179 

John 3G5, 307, 090, 092 

Joseph 178, 179, 200, 401, 050 

Maria 179 

Miriam 179 

Moses 178,179 

Samuel 300, 737 

Sarah 305 

Sarah (m. Stockbridge) 300 

Stephen 300, 307 

Susanna (Marston) 090,092 

Sheafe, Jacob 287, 405 

Samuel 133,130 

Sheffield, 119 

Joseph GOO 

Sherburne, Catherine (m. Odiorne). .553 

Deborah (Batchclder) G50 

Hannah 552,553 

Henry 9,32,72 

237, 2 $2, 283, 347, 348, 553, 749 

Henry, Jr 97, 98, 347 

39S, 404, 437, 644 

James 749 

James, Jr 347 

Jethro 347 

Job 015 



Sherburne, continued. 

John 181, 239 

240, 285, 437, 552, 553 
Joseph. . .OS, 239-241, 285, 553, 578 

Mary 08, 2S5 

Mary (m. Gooch) 240 

Mary (m. Randall) 553 

Mehitabel (Pcirce) 531-533 

Miriam 57S 

Nathaniel 18, 181 

239-242, 285, 597, 015, 749 

Noah 553 

Paul 578 

Samuel 28, 181, 242, 721, 749 

Simeon 553 

Shirley, John 357 

Shurtleff, William 29, 494 

Shute, John 540, 541 

Sias, Joseph 226, 228, 571, 576 

000-002, 098 

Samuel 370 

Solomon 060, GG3 

Simonds, Caleb 351 

Simpson, Andrew 593 

John 473 

William 403 

Sinclair, Anna 651 

Catherine (Stevens) 14 

John 189, 25S, 300, 490 

Joseph , 080 

Richard 14 

Samuel 051,052 

Slade, Samuel 679 

Sleeper, Aaron 215 

Benjamin 246, 299, 422 

John 370 

Moses 9 

Samuel 211 

Thomas 422 

Skillen, Sarah (Miller) 423 

Slade, Arthur 425 

Sleeper, John 651, 652 

Samuel 434 

Sarah (French) 434 

Sloper, Henry 356, 357 

Smart, Mary (Marston) 362 



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INDEX 



Smith, 



.383,384,497,498 



Abigail G3, 427, 428, 023, 024 

Abraham 03, 322, 323, 490 

Anna 032 

Anna (m. Burleigh) 035 

Benjamin. 73, 74, 248, 574, 575, 000 

663 

Bridget 63 

Caleb 03 

Charity 031-033 

Charity (m. Jones) 034, 0)35 

David 73,484 

Deborah 63 

Deliverance 4S4 

Ebenezer 571, 574, 575 

Elias 74 

Elisha 41, 344, 023, 024, 730 

Elizabeth 63 

Elizabeth (Roberts) 413 

Elizabeth (m. Burnham) 575 

Hannah 42S, 502 

Hannah (m. Coffin) 575 

Hephzibah 03 

Isaac 03 

Israel 405 

Ithiel G32 

Jabez 7, 54, 58, 77, 209, 303 

510 

Jacob 03, 73-75 

James 100 

Jane 4S4 

John. . .04, 142, 1GS, 205, 209, 301 

433, 571, 572, 032, 057, 69S, 699 

701, 718 

John, Jr US, 173 

John Waldron 03 

Jonathan 02-64, 74 

Josiah 031-033 

Joseph. .101, 102, 4S4, 4S5, 573, 574 

033 

Judith (Oilman) 43 

Leah (m. llundlett) 74 

Lydia 03 

Margaret 4S4 

Mary.. 428, 571, 572, 032, 034, 035 

680 



Smith, continued. 

Mary (Iloyt) 559 

Mary (Jones) 173,174 

Mary (m. Pearson) 02 

Mchitabcl 428,484 

Nathan 03 

Nathaniel 298,427 

Nicholas 04,360,301 

Obadiah 03 

Oliver 350 

PrisciUa 73,74,484 

Rachel 4S4 

Rachel (m. llundlett) 74 

Reuben 431 

Richard 370,712-714 

Richard, Jr 720 

Samuel. .73, 74, 427-429, 555, 009 

653 

Samuel, Jr 573-575 

Sarah 428 

Sarah (m. Bell) 205 

Silvanus. .497, 501, 504, 522, 717 

718 

Solomon 248,429,632 

Susanna 428 

Susanna (Mudgett) 361 

Theophilus... .301, 329, 440, 445 

500, 033, 668, 696, 697, 71S-721 

732, 735 

William 80 

Snow, Bridget 490 

John 361,490,657 

Jonathan 463 

Joseph 490 

Sarah (Ingalls) 503 

Solly, Elizabeth (Jaffrey) 708 

Samuel 702,703 

Sparhawk, Nathaniel 164 

Spaulding, Mary 411, 412 

Phineas 411,412 

Spear, Robert 629, 630 

William 144 

Spinney, Mary (Waterhouse) 564 

Spriggs, Abigail 613 

William 613 

Stackpole, Philip 492, 742, 744 



/ 



INDEX 



8(V 



Stanford, Patience (Dow) 

Stanley, Matthew 

Stanyan, Ann 

Ann (in. Otis) 

Anna 

Bathsheba 123, 

Comfort (m. Hoague) 

Elizabeth 

Elizabeth (m. Hunt) 

Huldah (m. Canney) 

Jacob 

James 121, 

Jedcdiah 

John 122, 123, 

Jonathan 

Joseph 

Lydia (m. Davis) 

Mary 

Mary (m. Newbegin) 

Patience 

Rebecca (m. Kennard) 

Sarah (m. Lang) 

Susanna (m. Canney) 

Starbird, 

Samuel 

Stark, Archibald 

Steele, Clement 

John 

Joseph 

Thomas 

Stevens, Aaron 2.32, 

Aaron, Jr 

Abigail 

Ann 

Ann (Jones) 

Benjamin . . 13, 15, 298, 405, 407, 

Catherine (m. Sinclair) 

Cato 

David . . 10, 13, 14, 439, 440, 591, 

Daniel 

Deborah 

Ebenezer 9, 352, 405-407, 

5G3, 

Elizabeth 

Enoch 

Ephraim 3S9, 



15,591, 
14 



758 
550 
121 
123 
620 
020 
123 
020 
122 
123 
122 
124 
620 
020 
G20 
122 
123 
020 
123 
020 
122 
020 
123 
403 
608 
717 
.04 
189 
438 
117 
371 
371 
740 
,15 
227 
591 
.14 
405 
592 
371 
740 
422 
570 
405 
740 
740 



Stevens, continued 

Haley 

Hall 

Hannah 

Hannah (Hoyt) 

Hubbard 

.lane 



444,445 

579 

406,407,740" 

559 

84,69S 

3S9 



John 13, 400, 407, 590, 738-740 

Jonathan 591 

Joseph 591 

Joshua 087 

Mary 405,407 

Mary (m. Burleigh) 13, 14 

Mchitabel (m. Norris) 14 

Moses 492, 494, 739, 742, 744 

Nathaniel 10, 12-15, 395 

Nehemiah 590 

Patience 440 

Peter 738-740 

Phoebe (Pease) 079 

Rachel 590,591 

Ruth (Dolloff) 33 

Samuel 11-13, 406, 590, 592 

Sarah 10, 68, 446, 591, 738-740 

Sarah (m. Barker) 14 

Thomas 395 

William 590 

Wait 330,540,541 

Stewart. See also Stuart- 
Charles 41,42,570 

Elizabeth 41 

James 42 

Jean 030 

John 41,42,630 

Jonathan 571, 570, 577 

Joseph 42 

Margaret 42 

Mary 42 

Robert 42 

Samuel 42 

Stickney, Jeremiah 252, 342 

Moses 363,442 

Stiles, Lydia (Hanson) 121 

William 552 

Stockbridge, Abraham 276-278 

Comfort 270,277 



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INDEX 



Stockbridge, continued. 

John 270,277,483 

Mary 270 

Moriah 270, 277 

Sarah (Shaw) . , 300 

Stockman, Abigail (m. Rowc) 95 

Joanna 95 

John 05 

Lydia 95 

Mary 95 

Robert 95, 90 

Sarah (m. Blaisdell) 95 

Stoneman, Mary 104 

Stoodley, Elizabeth (Doe) 554 

James 152, 099, 703 

James, Jr 152, 554, 700 

Jonathan 52, 152 

Stuart, Walter 297, 298 

Swain, G91 

Anna (Fellows) 109, 110 

Caleb 48,50 

William.. 335 

Swasey, Joseph 430, 491, 712-714 

Swett, Benjamin 84, 123, 193, 202 

203, 320, 331, 394, 519-521, 504 
508, 570, 577, 722, 723 

Bethia 509 

David 193, 194, 394 

Elisha 130, 407, 509 

Esther 130 

Hannah 193 

Huldah 577 

Huldah (m. Winslow) 509 

Jane (Garland) 3G4 

John 508,570 

John, Jr 577, 578 

Jonathan 193, 290, 291, 570, 577 

Joseph 192, 193 

Judith 577, 57S 

Lydia (m. Lee) 103 

Moses 577 

Nathan 304,407,508 

Sarah 508 

Sarah (Tilton) 130 

Sarah (m. George) 509 

Sarah (m. Treadwell) 192, 194 



Tapley, John 147 

Tarbox, James 128, 503 

Tarleton, Elias 55 

Tash, Jacob 571 

Taslccr, John 103, 104 

Taylor, Abraham 170 

Ann. G95 

Ann (Chase) 095 

Anthony 177 

Benjamin 15, 440 

Benjamin, Jr 10, 14, 157 

Bethia 177 

Chase G59 

Edward 032 

John 177, 365, 403, 472, G33 

035 

Jonathan 177, 095 

Joseph 177,317 

Mary (Bradley) 410 

Richard 177 

Samuel 170 

William 410 

Temple, Christopher 89 

Tenney, Parrot 351 

Thing, Abigail (m. Gilman) 599, GOG 

Alice (m. Ladd) 599, G05 

Benjamin 18, 19, 25, 452, G4G 

GG8, 732 

Bartholomew GS9 

Catherine (m. Ladd) 599, GOG 

Coffin 710 

Daniel 19, 25, 46, 324, 327 

570, GOG, 668, 6S9 

Deborah (m. Gilman) 600, 602 

Elizabeth (m. Gilman) 599, 006 

Joanna (m. Gilman). . .599, 600, 604 

Jonathan 360 

Joseph 444,580,673 

Joseph, Jr 414 

Josiah 599-601,604 

Lydia (m. Gilman) 599, 603 

Mary 599,605 

Samuel 599-601, 604 

Sarah (m.Wormall) 599, 602 

Thomas, 704 

Abigail (Jones) 173, 174 



INDEX 



809 



Thomas, continued. 

Ann 422 

Ann (Merrill) 469 

Benjamin 421,422 

Elisha 422 

James 42 1 

Joseph 173, 174 

Joseph Merrill 4G0 

Olive 422 

Tufts 409 

William 422 

Thompson, Alexander 233, 234 

Andrew G30 

Ann 29G 

David 29.5,296 

Ebenezer 226,228 

Edward 251 

Hannah 295-297 

James 233,295,296 

Jonathan 221,226 

Matthew 24S 

Sarah 296 

William 295,297 

Thorne, John 564 

Thurston, Betty (Philbrick) . . . .455, 457 

Elizabeth (Gilman) 43 

Elizabeth (Philbrick) 455 

Ichabod 454,722,723 

John 218, 434, 654, 717 

Moses 110, 218, 643, 696 

Moses, Jr 567 

Samuel 697 

Sarah (Chase) 696 

Sarah (Jones) 4S3 

Sarah (Leavitt) 716 

Shuah (Gilman) 43 

Stephen 278 

Tibbetts, Abigail 145, 585 

Ann 420 

Catherine 332-334 

Elizabeth 145 

Elizabeth (m. Downs) 333 

Elizabeth (m. Mason) 5S4, 585 

Ephraim 15S, 584, 5S5 

Hannah 145, 333, 334 

Henry 145 



Tibbetts, continued. 

Ichabod 419,421 

James 419,420 

Joanna 326 

John 145, 146, 584, 585 

John, 3d 326 

Joseph. 332-334 

Joshua 145 

Judith 145 

Judith (m. Bickford) 333 

Judith (m. Pinkham) 420 

Lydia (m. Giles) 333 

Margaret (m. Hussey) 333 

Martha 420 

Mary 145, 146 

Mary (m. Pearl) . . .333, 334 

Moses 145, 584, 585 

Nathaniel 420, 421, 612 

Patience 419,421 

Patience (m. Pooler) 421 

Paul 15S 

Peter 555 

Rebecca 420 

Richard 195 

Samuel 203, 5S4, 585 

Sarah 145, 158, 584, 585 

Thomas 145, 5S4, 5S5 

Timothy 145 

William 145 

Tilton, Abraham. . . 13, 156, 331, 332, 336 

Benjamin 335 

Daniel 41, 331, 332, 456 

David 131 

Elizabeth 129 

' Hannah (Green) 730 

Joanna 129, 130 

John 130, 250, 518, 519 

Jonathan 129, 250, 519, 520 

Joseph 129-131, 208, 274, 651 

Josiah 106 

Margaret 130 

Mary (m. Batchelder) 130 

Nathan 131,697 

Sarah (m. Swett) 130 

Sherburne 130 

Timothy 130 



/ 



8io 



INDEX 



tl 



Titcomb, Ann 153 

James 153 

Tobey, Ann 402 

Elizabeth (Page) 4C1, 402 

Mary 402,740 

Todd, Andrew . .59, 87, 147, 157, 101, 341 

Samuel 87, 631 

Sarah 87 

Tolford, John 501 , 503 

Toppan, Christopher 300 

James 400 

Torr, Lois (Pinkham) 74 1 

Vincent 510 

Towlc, Benjamin 31S 

Caleb 318 

James 383 

Jeremiah 024 

John 4, 340 

Lydia (Dow) 75S 

Lydia (Page) 4 

Matthias 733 

Philip 383,557 

Zachariah 383 

Townsend, Bethia 149 

George 149,150 

Isaac 271 

Nathaniel 544, 547 

Tracey, Charles 502 

Treadwell, Charles 5S3 

Jacob 283, 314, 448, 703, 704 

Sarah (Swett) 192,194 

William Earl 243, 58S 

Trefethen, Abraham 551 

Trickey, Abigail (Miller) 423 

Jonathan 395, 551 

Triggs, Robert 195 

Samuel 195 

Tripe, Ann 142 

Samuel 142 

Sarah 142 

True, (m. Seavey) 143 

Jabez 79 

John 120 

Trull, John 351 

Phoebe 351 

Sarah 351 



Tuck, John 418 

Jonathan 689 

Mary (Leavitt) 410,417 

Nilas 345 

Tucker, Joanna (Dow) 102 

•John 705 

Sarah 739 

Tuckcrman, Elizabeth (m. Clark)- . . 23G 

John 230 

Nathaniel 230,237 

Tufts, John 728 

Joshua 90 

Thomas 20,0)9 

Tuttle, Ebcnezer G82 

Phoebe (Roberta) GS2 

Thomas 012, 718 

Twombly, Abra 529 

Benjamin 529 

Daniel 509,012 

Hannah 529 

John 50S-510 

Judith (Hanson) 120 

Martha 509 

Mary 509,612 

Mary (Heard) 05S, 059 

Sarah 50S, 510 

Sarah (m. Hanson) 509 

William 058 

Tyler, Jacob 503 

William 2S0 

Underbill, Tabitha (Foss) 315 

Underwood, James 010, 017 

Joseph 355 

Phineas 010 

Urin, 0S0 

Vance, David 00, 291-293 

Jean 292 

John 292 

Mary 291,292 

Sarah 292 

William 291 

Varney, Mercy (Hanson) 120 

Vaughan, Elliott 489, 701, 705 

Margaret (Cutt) 489 



IN 

Vi 
Vaughan, continued. 

William 489 

Veascy, Abigail 209 

Agnes 269 

Benjamin 415 

Deborah (Blake) 49 

George 3G4, 490, 500, 094, 095 

George, Jr 10, 270, 090, 717 

Jeremiah 23S 

Sarah 269 

Thomas 209, 3S0, 431, 449 

Thomas, Jr 150, 27S 

Vickcrs, John 145 

Vincent, SI 

John 174, 170 

Margaret 175, 170 

Martha 174 

Robert 175, 170 

Thomas 175 

William 170 

Waddell, John 70 

Susanna (McCoy) 70 

Wade, 384 

Wadleigh, Deacon 4S5 

Hannah (m. Noyes) 515 

John 214,032 

Jonathan 199, 515, 510 

Joseph 299,515 

Mary (m. Leavitt) 515 

Philip 34 

Waite, Thomas 229, 33S 

Walden, Lydia 427 

Thomas 250, 553, 57S 

Waldron, George 237, 510 

John 727,749 

Richard 19, 87 

Richard, Jr 157, 237, 245 

Thomas G12, 74S, 749 

Thomas Westbrook 553 

W 245 

Walker, George 31 

Gideon 170 

James 017 

Joseph 395 

Lucy 170 



DI£X 



8li 



Walker, continued. 

Mchitabel (Fabyan) 588 

Robert 403 

Sarah (Nutter) 311 

Timothy, Jr 252 

Wallace. Sec also Wallis. 

James 751 

John .... 1 12, 1 13, 157, 205, 20S, 542 
Robert 158,303,717 

Wallingford, Captain 145 

Thomas 140, 320, 370, 411, 491 

505, 580, 738, 742 

Wallis. See also Wallace. 

Comfort 441 

Ebcnezcr 55 

George 55 

Hannah 55 

Hannah (Seavey) 72 

Mary 55 

Samuel 55, 441 

Spencer 441 

William 55,441 

William, Jr 441 

Walton, 145 

George . . .82, 176, 192, 210, 312, 390 
395, 479, 642 

George, Jr 391 

John 312 

Mary (Jackson) 35, 36, 39 

Samuel 310,370 

Ward, Abel 202 

Andrew 399,400 

Elizabeth 400 

Margaret 399 

Mary 400 

Mary (Melcher) 202 

Noah 340,399 

PrisciUa 57S 

Shadrach 399, 400, 441 

Thcophilus 399 

Thomas 400,441 

Warner, Colonel 240 

Daniel 93 

Jonathan 2S, 98 

Sarah (Hill) 92 

Warren, George 704, 705 



12 



INDEX 



Warren, continued. 

Walter 500, OSS 

Wason, John 019 

Waterhouse, Arthur 390 

Deborah 234,390 

Elizabeth 235,531 

Elizabeth (m. Ham) 564 

John 504,505 

Joseph 504, 5G5 

Lydia 5G4, 505 

Margaret (m. Brewster) 504 

Mar}- (m. Spinney) 504 

Ruth 505 

Ruth (in. Gains) 504 

Samuel 234,235,390 

Sarah 235,532 

Sarah (m. Foss) 504 

Timothy 504, 505 

Waters, Elizabeth 754, 755 

Jonathan 144 

Samuel 015,721,730 

Watkins, Jane 587 

Jane (Frost) 2S2 

Watson, Eleanor 537 

John 320,537,733 

. Joseph 0S2 

Mary 537 

Sarah 178 

Thomas 381 

William 178 

Weare, Colonel 130 

Ebenezer 99,100 

John 42,70,71.157,488 

Joseph 335, 330 

Martha 05 

Meshech. . 78, 84, 99, 131, 194, 205 

250, 202, 275, 290, 303, 394, 395 

437. 518, 519, 53G, 555, 570, 577 

024, 051 

Nathaniel 99.100 

Peter 122.383,437 

Prudence 99 

Prudence (m. Webster) 99 

Robert 05 

Webb. William 558 



Webster, Abel 340, 341 

Andrew 99, 100, 400, 437, 620 

Benjamin 412 

Daniel 339,341 

Deborah 238 

Deborah (m. Beckett) 714 

Ebenezer 400 

Elizabeth 430 

Elizabeth (m. Folsom) . . . .712, 713 

Israel 214 

Jeremy. .9, 04,90, 100, 106, 109, 125 

240, 298, 301, 322, 323, 352, 355 

3G4, 407, 422, 436, 570 

John. . 213, 215, 210, 218, 237, 252 

501, 73G 

John, Jr 213 

Josiah 244 

Mary 339,341 

Mary (m. Colby) 340, 341 

Mary (m. Gilman) 713 

Nathan 339,341 

Nathaniel. . 237, 238, 710, 713, 714 

735 

Prudence (Weare) 99 

Stephen 340, 341 

Susanna 570,709-711 

Susanna (m. Bennett) 713 

Thomas 193,709,710.712 

Thomas, Jr 44 

Wcdticwood, John 307 

Wrecks, Eleanor 293, 294 

Elizabeth 401,403 

John. . 2S4, 293-295, 320, 425, 470 
538, 050 

Jonathan 400,403 

Martha 320 

Matthias 294, 325. 401 

Mary (m. Chapman) 294 

Samuel. . 57, 58, 293-295, 403, 079 

080 

Walter 58, 293, 294. 326, 590 

Welland, William 411 

Wells, Ann 014 

Dorothy (Lang) 013 

Thomas 500, 501, 504, 505 



INDEX 



813 



Wendell, Thomas 7 

Wentworth, Abigail (in. Rollins). . . .529 

Abra (Evans) 529 

Abra (m. Chadwick) ,529 

Ann 479 

Benjamin .523, 520, 528, 529 

Bcnning 27,481 

Damaris (m. Brock) 529 

Daniel .\ .88,479,480 

David 6S, 69 

Dinah 529 

Ebenezer 09, 531, 533, G82, 753 

Ebenezer, Jr 33, 451 

Elizabeth 479, 524, 529 

Elizabeth (m. Brown) 524,527 

Elizabeth (in. Loud) 2G 

Ezekiel 526,659 

George 88,479 

Gershom . . 524-52G, 529, 530, 552 
G59, 742 

Hannah 479 

1 1 unking... 27-29, 35, G9, 97, 98 

234, 243, 324, 347, 348, 390, 42G 

437, 451, 4GG, 5G2, 584, G18, G19 

G99-701, 732, 73G, 748, 749 

Joanna (Oilman) GG4, GG7, GG8 

Joanna (Roberts) G81 

John, 2G, 98, 270, 347, 34S, 45G, 523- 
530, G33, GG4, GG7, GGS, 710, 742 

John, Jr G9 

Joseph G58 

Joshua 479 

Lydia 526 

Mark Hunking. . . .27, 31, 427, 701 
703, 747, 748 

Mary 528,529 

Mercy (m. Butler) 529 

Patience (Downs) 744, 747 

Paul 500, 523, 52S-530, G58 

Richard 528 

.Sampson 529 

Samuel. .88, 389, 681, 742-744, 74G 

•Sarah 26,27,479 

Sarah (Roberts) 682 

Tamson (m. Hayes) 526, 527, 529, 530 



Wentworth, continued. 

Thomas 527 

Tom 529 

YVcstbrook, Thomas 531 

Weston, Thomas 613 

Weymouth, Moses 510 

Wheeler, Joseph 698 

Wheelwright, Damaris (Joce) 389 

Jeremiah 3S9 

Whidden, James 18 

Michael 355 

Whipple, Joseph 249, 562 

Whitchcr, Reuben 53, 313 

Richard 53 

White, 36 

(Brewster) 180 

Abigail 244 

Elizabeth 466,467 

Elizabeth (m. Branscomb) 467 

Jane 499 

James 68,738,739 

Jean (Graham) 521 

Joseph 244 

Joshua 467 

Mary (m. Cate) 244 

Nathan 466-468 

Nathaniel Wright 401 

Nicholas 372, 73S, 739 

Phillips 28,109,315 

Robert. 467 

Samuel 244,245 

Solomon 467 

William 497,499 

Whitehouse, Elizabeth 228 

Pomfret 621 

Rachel 22S, 229 

Thomas 22S, 229 

Whiting, Elcazcr 657 

Thomas 503 

Whitney, James 550 

Whitteinore, 89 

David 91 

William 323 

Whittum, Elizabeth (Worthen). .. 77, 79 

80 



Vi 



/ 



8i 4 



INDEX 



Wibird, Richard. . .. 




150,226 


375, 408, 484, 


612, 


613, 703, 709 


Thomas 




. . . 235 347 


404, 40. 


), 099-701,703 


Widow 




709 


Wiear. Sec Weare. 






Wiggin, Andrew .... 


10,78,112,125, 168 


213, 21G, 217, 


221, 


265, 271, 298 


317, 325, 343, 


352, 


380, 390, 452 


474, 475, 488, 


491, 


492, 501, 544 


572, 594, 653, 


660, 


6S9, 734, 743 


Andrew, Jr 




218,678 


Anna 




678 


Bradstreet 




592 


Chase 




433 


Hannah 




644 


Henry 




644 


John 




678 


John, Jr 




678 


Joseph 




.... .678, 717 


Mary (Doe) . . . 




554 


Nicholas 




738 


Susanna (Barker) . . 


627 


Thomas 189, 284 


, 306, 403, 538 


615, 625, 626, 


628, 


645, 67S, 688 


Thomas, Jr 




189 


Wight, Ebenezer. . . . 




365 


Willev, John 




158 


Mary 






Williams, Edward. . . 




394 


John 




221,611 


Joseph 




611 


Walter 




290, 394 


Wills John 




15 


Wilmot, Edward .... 




691-693 


Elizabeth (Marston) . 


691,692 


James 




34S, 349 


Rebecca 




348 


Sarah 




349 






332 


Deacon 




415 


Hugh 59, 157 


, 292, 303, 4S1 


James 


..157 


, 158, 482, 542 






526, 652 


Mary 




729 


Robert 




316 



Wilson, continual. 

Thomas 265, 268, 488 

William W2, 717 

YVingate, John 47, 166, 624 

VVinkley, (Emerson) 404 

Elizabeth 404 

Francis 404 

Mary 404 

Winn, Joseph 490 

Winship, Samuel 351 

Winslcy, Samuel 320,412, 577 

Winslow, Elizabeth (m. Buswell) . . .569 

lluldah (Swett) 569 

Jane (French) 126 

Samuel 569 

Sarah (Peirce) 131, 182 

Wise, Catherine (Dennett) 52 

Wood, Aaron 496 

James 326 

John 164-167, 421, 531, 585, 682,742 

Nathaniel 496 

Samuel 351 

Wooden, Hannah 218 

John 218 

Mary .218 

Woodman, Edward 103 

Elizabeth (Doe) 102, 103 

John 84,221,226 

Jonathan 226,228 

Joshua 102, 103 

Martha (Doe) 103 

Mary (Fabyan) 58S 

Woods, George 580 

Joseph Pearson 580 

Mary (Gone) 580 

Woodwell, David 549, 550 

Worcester, Francis 544, 561 

Wormall, Benjamin 290 

Daniel 579,600 

Sarah (Thing) 599,602 

Wormwood, Joseph 93, 153 

William 153 

Worth, Joseph 576 

Obadiah 731 

Wort hen, Abigail 76,79-81 

Elizabeth (in. Whittnm) 77,80 



INDEX 



8is 



Worthcn, continued. 

Ezekiel 335,336,389 

Hannah (m. Eaton) 76, 78-SO 

John 75-78,80,81 

Margery 76,79,80 

Mary 70 

Mary (m. Jameson) 70, 80 

Rebecca 70, 77, 79, SO 

Samuel 375 

Sarah (m. Gooding) 70, 79, SO 

Wright, Ebenezer 403 

Hephzibah (Seavey) 72 

Mary (Rollins) 439 

Thomas 287, 3S9, 390, 597 



Wright, continued. 

Wincoll 403 

Yeaton, John 505 

York, John 101, 102 

Young, Anna (Folsom) 433 

Daniel 45 

Elizabeth 47 

James. . 446,622,623 

John 47 

Jonathan 648 

Joseph 433 

Mary 47 

Richard 190, 645, 054, OSS 

Samuel 334 

Thomas 349, 434, 571, 000, 079